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

Regional News

from Africa

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20 January 2015
Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today. »
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.
25 June 2009
The men had their right hands and left legs amputated by members of the al-Shabab armed militia in front of a crowd of local people in northern Mogadishu.
23 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan expressed her concern at the continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe, when she met with the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangi
23 June 2009
Togo has decided to abolish the death penalty following a unanimous vote by the national assembly.
22 June 2009
Four young men accused of stealing pistols and mobile phones, have been sentenced to amputation on Tuesday by an ad-hoc court.
22 June 2009
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told Amnesty International's chief Irene Khan that the direction for reform had been set and committed to ensuring the im
18 June 2009
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan concludes the organization's six-day high level mission to Zimbabwe, a country where serious and persistent human ri
18 June 2009
As her high level mission to Zimbabwe concludes, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan issues this public statement about the country's human rights sit
12 June 2009
As Amnesty International ends its high-level mission to Kenya, Secretary General Irene Khan urges the government to tackle impunity for human rights violatio
12 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan led the marchers who came from informal settlements all over Kenya's capital - a city where over half the population live in slu
08 June 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General kicked off her first high level mission in Kenya with visits to two informal settlements in Nairobi – a city in which
05 June 2009
The UN is urged to reject calls to block prosecutions of persons charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sudan, including President Omar al-Bashir.
28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
22 May 2009
The inauguration of the Inclusive Government in Zimbabwe brought hope of change, but human rights violations targeted at human rights and political activists persis
21 May 2009
20,000 people who live in Warri South and southwest local government area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Forc
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The African Union should immediately publish the report of the AU...
The Attorney General of Mexico has failed to properly investigate all...
Ten women housing rights defenders and a Buddhist monk, all jailed...
European governments that cooperated with the CIA’s secret detention...
The planned flogging of Raif Badawi is likely to be suspended this...