Hundreds of bodies found may never be identified and evidence of serious human rights violations could be lost unless experts carry out the exhumations.
Abel Chikomo, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was on Wednesday charged with running an illegal organization.
On the eve of national polls, Nigerian politicians must rein in their supporters to put a stop to election violence that has killed at least 20.
Violence has escalated as the Republican Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara advance in the west and centre of the country.
A key human rights bill passed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can help tackle abuses in the country.
As many as 10,000 displaced civilians are sheltering in a Catholic Mission in the town of Duékoué amid fierce fighting, 3km from the UN forces' camp.
At least 20 people were killed and around 60 injured when forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market
Sudanese authorities urged to release more than 50 protesters detained in demonstrations inspired by those in North Africa.
Kenyan authorities urged to ensure officials suspected of involvement in post-election violence co-operate with the ICC.
Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.
Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.
Amnesty International expresses shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.
Amnesty International urges authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its justice system following the conviction of a military general for crimes against humanity.
Bernard Ntaganda has been given 4 years in prison for threatening state security and “divisionism”, based only on his speeches against government policies.
Amnesty International condemns the imprisonment of two Rwandan journalists who criticized president Paul Kagame ahead of last year’s elections.
Sixteen people, including nine staff members of the newspaper Al-Midan, were arrested by national security agents on Wednesday night.
Sudanese authorities have arrested at least 70 people at demonstrations inspired by those in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, with one death reported and scores injured.
David Kato, who had successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual, died after he was attacked in his home.
Thousands of people who live and trade in kiosks and small structures built along the railway lines face homelessness and destitution if they are forcibly evicted from their homes.
Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International have filed an official OECD complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business.