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

Regional News

from Africa

16 September 2013

Questions and answers about the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and former broadcaster Joshua arap Sang on charges of crimes against humanity.

13 September 2013

Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital.

13 September 2013

Over two decades of violence, drought and famine, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where many are living in makeshift shelters. Here, some of their stories.

11 September 2013

Zambia must immediately drop the charges against two men accused of same-sex sexual conduct and release them from prison unconditionally, Amnesty International said ahead of a court hearing Thursday.

09 September 2013

The Kenyan authorities must cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure justice is done for the victims of the 2007-8 post-election violence.

04 September 2013

Kenya's proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court Statute is an affront those who lost their lives or were driven from their homes during the post-election violence in 2007-8.

30 August 2013

Women and children living in Somalia’s makeshift camps for displaced people face a high risk of rape and other sexual violence, Amnesty International said after returning from a research trip to the country.

28 August 2013

Video footage apparently showing Angolan prison guards and fire fighters repeatedly beating and whipping prisoners is shocking and must be investigated.

23 August 2013

Warring parties in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo must step up efforts to protect civilians from attacks.

15 August 2013

The Government of South Africa must ensure that the Commission of Inquiry into the killings at Marikana does not fail to deliver fair access to justice.

14 August 2013

Nigeria’s ratification of the landmark global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Tuesday is a welcome move that should pave the way for more African nations to get behind the treaty.

12 August 2013

New evidence from satellite images reveals the true extent of a forced eviction in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities.

08 August 2013

The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

06 August 2013

Women activists in rural Zimbabwe tell Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence for refusing to reveal their vote to supporters of Robert Mugabe's party.

05 August 2013

The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country.

30 July 2013

Attempts by the Kenyan government to water-down key reforms to regulate the country’s police force will allow human rights violations to continue and officers to act with impunity.

29 July 2013

The government of Cote d’Ivoire has failed to properly investigate evidence of human rights abuses linked to the killings at Nahibly displacement camp in the west of the country just over a year ago.

12 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report details how police have conducted systematic raids on offices, arbitrarily arrested activists and seized equipment.

09 July 2013

On 9 July South Sudan will celebrate two years of independence. Amnesty International's expert Khairunissa Dhala takes stock of the world’s newest nation.

08 July 2013

Secondary schools have been ordered to close across the north-eastern state of Yobe after an attack by an armed Islamist group left 30 dead.

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