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

Regional News

from Africa

24 August 2010

Amnesty International has challenged the credibility of data cited by a senior UN official investigating oil-impacted sites in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

23 August 2010

Amnesty International research details how during the country's recent elections, 12 people were slapped, kicked and hit, at times with batons, while in detention.

23 August 2010

Convicted after an unfair trial of attempting to assassinate the country's President, the men were sentenced and immediately executed without the opportunity to appeal.

05 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the government to ensure presidential election is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.

04 August 2010

Amnesty International has called for the release of four Angolan human rights activists unlawfully jailed in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team in Cabinda that left two people dead and several injured.

03 August 2010

Politicians urged not to incite ethnic hatred or violence and for the security forces to protect the population from abuses ahead of this week's poll.

30 July 2010

Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.

30 July 2010

Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi is one of hundreds of human rights activists in the country who face arrest, harassment, threats and even death over their work.

23 July 2010

Dutch court's verdict is the first time the company has been held criminally accountable for its involvement in exporting the waste to Cote d'Ivoire in 2006.

21 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to investigate the death of a market trader reportedly shot dead by police during a protest against forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement.

21 July 2010

Authorities urged to surrender President al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

16 July 2010

Armed police officers round people up at refugee settlements in the south west of the country and force them on to trucks back to Rwanda. 

15 July 2010

Residents and market traders from the Kabete NITD slum in Nairobi have told Amnesty International how local authorities destroyed their homes and livelihoods, leaving many struggling to survive.

15 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.

13 July 2010

Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.

12 July 2010

At least 64 people were killed when bombs exploded in an Ethiopian restaurant and a rugby club in the capital Kampala.

09 July 2010

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.

06 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

30 June 2010

Days after the funeral of activist Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Amnesty International warns that the work of activists and journalists in the country is becoming increasingly deadly.

29 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe could be hit by a new wave of political violence, following a spate of attacks on human rights activists in the past week.

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