Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Africa

31 January 2011

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.

27 January 2011

David Kato, who had successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual, died after he was attacked in his home.

27 January 2011

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.

25 January 2011

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.

20 January 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to properly investigate the apparently unprovoked killing of three men by police on a busy Nairobi highway.

17 January 2011

More than 30 Angolan detainees still imprisoned in appalling conditions under a vague security law overturned last year must be released,

13 January 2011

Ahmed Haroun, the Governor of South Kordofan was given transport to a meeting despite being the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.

12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.

05 January 2011

Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.

05 January 2011

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

04 January 2011

Ugandan human rights groups welcome a court ruling banning media from publishing the names of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people following a tabloid campaign targeting alleged homosexuals.

02 January 2011

Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.

24 December 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

21 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that abductions, disappearances and physical abuse are increasing as post-election violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire.

17 December 2010

Charges have been dropped against Ellen Chademana, an employee at the NGO Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe.

17 December 2010

Eyewitnesses say people injured during yesterday’s mass protests in Abidjan were denied medical care amid threats from security forces.

16 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least ten unarmed protesters were killed yesterday in Abidjan during mass protests over the presidential elections.

16 December 2010

A former Gambian opposition leader who was the subject of an Amnesty International letter writing campaign has been released early.

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