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

Regional News

from Africa

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.

15 June 2010

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala

11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

08 June 2010

A police chief has been suspended and three officers arrested in connection with the death last week of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.

07 June 2010

Journalist and human rights activist Faisal Elbagir, who was forced to flee Sudan last year, urges the United Nations to keep its Independent Expert in Sudan.

03 June 2010

The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International has said.

02 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that a Malawian couple given a presidential pardon following their conviction of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” could face further harassment unless the law is changed.

27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

24 May 2010

An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk.

21 May 2010

Seven people were sentenced to 12 years each on charges related to their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in Malabo last year.

20 May 2010

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.

18 May 2010

Authorities must protect people left to survive in substandard settlements after they were made homeless by Operation Murambatsvina.

18 May 2010

Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.

18 May 2010

Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.

11 May 2010

Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.

28 April 2010

Victoire Ingabire of the United Democratic Forces, who plans to stand in presidential elections in August, has been charged with genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group.

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