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18 November 2008
NGOs call for UN session on the Democratic Republic of Congo
Over forty organizations active in Africa warn that the situation in the eastern DRC is at risk of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, as the civilian death toll
11 November 2008
Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo causes humanitarian tragedy
More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.2 million.
06 November 2008
WOZA activists released on bail in Zimbabwe
The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.
04 November 2008
Landslide UN vote in favour of developing an Arms Trade Treaty
One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.
31 October 2008
Chuckie Taylor convicted of torture
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
31 October 2008
Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia
Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.
30 October 2008
Thousands flee fighting in DRC
The humanitarian and human rights crisis in North Kivu province is worsening rapidly as rebel forces threaten to overwhelm government troops and the UN peacekeeping fo
28 October 2008
WOZA women denied bail, as peaceful protestors released in Harare
The leaders of the activist organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, were denied bail on Monday following their arrest on
22 October 2008
WOZA activists detention extended in Zimbabwe
The detention of two activists from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise has been extended until Friday.
20 October 2008
Zimbabwe activists beaten, arrested and detained
The leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested after leading a peaceful protest of about 200 activists demanding immediate access to food aid in Zimbabwe.
17 October 2008
Poverty Day to address human rights and dignity
This year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a call to everyone, from policy makers to the public, to recognise the rights and dignity of people l
16 October 2008
Five jailed in Chile ten years after Pinochet arrest
Chile's Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the "Caravan of Death" – one of the cases for which Augu
06 October 2008
Human rights violations in cities around the world
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
06 October 2008
Angola bad choice to host World Habitat Day
The choice of the Angolan capital Luanda to lead the global observance of this year's World Habitat Day provoked controversy among housing and human rights organizat
23 September 2008
Zimbabwe’s new government has to tackle culture of impunity
The political crisis in Zimbabwe has been characterised by a series of politically-motivated violations of civil, political, social and economic rights against real
15 September 2008
Details of Zimbabwe deal remain unclear
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has signed a power-sharing agreement with the leaders of the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change, but the implica
20 August 2008
Sudan holds hundreds without charge after 10 May attack
After eight alleged members of the Justice and Equality Movement were sentenced to death by Sudan's Anti-Terrorism Special Courts, the government prepares to try anoth
15 August 2008
Solidarity with Zimbabwe ahead of SADC meeting
Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.
25 July 2008
Climate of fear in Zimbabwe persists despite deal
As the country's government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) prepare to enter power-sharing talks, Amnesty International says that human right
18 July 2008
President of Sudan could face arrest over Darfur war crimes
Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has applied for the issuance of an arrest warrant against Omar El Bashir for 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and wa
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