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

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from Africa

05 October 2009
Governments in Africa must end the practice of forced evictions that leave hundreds of thousands homeless every year, Amnesty International said on World Habitat Day, 5 October.
01 October 2009
Amnesty International  has called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate the brutal attacks committed by soliders during the suppression of a mass rally in Conakry earlier this week.
28 September 2009
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of the criminal proceedings against prominent human rights activist Jestina Mukoko on Monday.
25 September 2009
23 September 2009
Over 4,000 people gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday to attend the launch of Amnesty International's campaign to end maternal mortality in the country.
22 September 2009
A woman faces a higher risk of dying in child birth in Sierra Leone than almost anywhere in the world.
04 September 2009
As a court in Khartoum prepares to resume its trial of Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein for wearing trousers, Amnesty International has called on the government to withdraw the charges and repeal the law used to justify the flogging of women for wearing 'indecent' clothing.
04 September 2009
The six had been sentenced on 6 August to a mandatory sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fined 250,000 Dalasis (US$10,000) for defamation and sedition.
26 August 2009
One of Nigeria's most influential states has taken an important step towards abolition of the death penalty by pardoning and releasing three condemned prisoners.
10 August 2009
Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.
07 August 2009
Six Gambian journalists, including three executive members of the Gambian Press Union, were sentenced to terms in prison on Thursday.
06 August 2009
Four student leaders were arrested and detained while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, on Wednesday.
05 August 2009
More than 4,000 prisoners facing execution in Kenya had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment on Monday in the largest commutation in history, news sources reported.
28 July 2009
The evictions appear to have been carried out as part of the government of Kenya's plans to build a new road, the Northern Bypass.
23 July 2009
Up to 200 people from an informal settlement in the Harare suburb of Gunhill in Zimbabwe face being forcibly evicted without being given adequate notice or any consu
20 July 2009
A "Day of Action" for the people of Gambia will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 different locations around the world including West Africa, US, U
14 July 2009
The former Liberian president faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity that he is alleged to have committed in Sierra Leone. Despite this, many Sierra
09 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to put in place an impartial and independent police oversight body.
06 July 2009
The African Union has refused to cooperate with a war crimes arrest warrant against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.
29 June 2009
Some refugees have had their homes set on fire and others have been threatened with arson, to coerce them into returning home.
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