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03 February 2010
Toxic waste victims desperate for justice
Those affected by the 2006 disaster in Côte d'Ivoire, have told of their anxious wait to see if they will get any of the $45 million compensation owed to them.
03 February 2010
Sudanese President could face genocide charges after ICC reverses ruling
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the Sudanese authorities to arrest Omar al Bashir, who is already charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes over his role in the Darfur conflict.
26 January 2010
1 day to go: Burkina Faso maternal mortality campaign countdown
Women in Burkina Faso suffer discrimination in every area of their lives, with unequal access to education, health care and employment.
25 January 2010
2 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign: Follow the caravan on our geoblog
Maternal death can be prevented. About a year ago, Amnesty International Burkina Faso was starting to plan the campaign and was already thinking of having a caravan to tour the country.
22 January 2010
5 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign Countdown
Safiatou died while trying to reach a health centre after delivering her baby at home. Safiatou's story is one of 50 cases that Amnesty International’s researchers investigated in-depth.
22 January 2010
Côte d'Ivoire: Travesty of justice for toxic waste victims
A court has decided to transfer $45 million intended for victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal to a group falsely claiming to represent them.
20 January 2010
Burkina Faso maternal mortality caravan countdown
19 January 2010
Angola detains rights activists following attack on Togo football team
Amnesty International has called on the government to ensure that the attack is not used as an excuse to violate the rights of citizens in Cabinda through arbitrary arrests and detentions.
14 January 2010
Six Sudanese men executed amid fears of unfair trials
Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.
09 January 2010
Thousands gather to take action on Sudan
Activists are gathering at events in 15 countries on Saturday to call on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a return to severe and widespread conflict in Sudan.
07 January 2010
Malawi must release men charged with 'unnatural practices'
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.
18 December 2009
Côte d’Ivoire must stop attempt to defraud toxic waste dump victims
An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of $45 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said on Friday in an open letter.
10 December 2009
Women on the frontline for human rights
To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.
07 December 2009
Sudan must end violent crackdown on protestors
03 December 2009
Evidence of new arrests, harassment and illegal detentions by Guinea security forces
An Amnesty International delegation also found cases of over 40 people whose whereabouts are still unknown. These human rights violations follow a massacre during a political protest in September.
03 December 2009
Civilian deaths in Somalia hotel explosion condemned
Amnesty International has condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians at graduation of medical students in a district of the capital Mogadishu.
01 December 2009
Analysis: HIV progress blunted by discrimination and sexual violence
20 November 2009
Danish government must arrest Sudanese President if he attends climate conference
Amnesty International has learned that the Danish government has invited Sudanese President al Bashir to attend a meeting in Copenhagen on climate change in December.
10 November 2009
Côte d’Ivoire toxic waste dump victims reflect on "small victory"
Victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal in Côte d’Ivoire told Amnesty International on Monday that a ruling protecting their compensation was a "small victory".
06 November 2009
Kenya's post-election violence suspects must be brought to justice
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