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

Regional News

from Africa

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18 November 2014
The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.  »
15 October 2013

The deaths of hundreds of people in detention facilities run by Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF) must be investigated as a matter of urgency

13 October 2013

The African Union’s declaration that no senior government officials should appear before the International Criminal Court and their call for deferral of the cases against Kenya’s leaders is deplorable

10 October 2013

African states must reject calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the African Union on 11 and 12 October.

07 October 2013

The Kenyan government must put an immediate end to mass evictions until legal safeguards are put in place to protect the human rights of the thousands of residents living in slums and informal settlements who are affected, said Amnesty International.

03 October 2013

In the week that saw more than 50 students killed by gunmen in an agricultural college in Yobe State, Amnesty International publishes a new report assessing attacks on schools in northern Nigeria between 2012 and 2013.

02 October 2013

Reports that Sudan’s security forces have arrested at least 800 activists, members of opposition parties, journalists, and others amid ongoing anti-government protests mark a shocking escalation of the crackdown on dissent.

01 October 2013

Kenya must drop calls to force hundreds of thousands of refugees to return to Somalia where ongoing armed conflict would put their lives and security at risk.

30 September 2013

Authorities in Nigeria must take urgent measures to protect schools and students in the north-east of the country following a fresh attack by unknown gunmen that left dozens dead.

26 September 2013

The decision of the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s Appeal Chamber to uphold the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor sends a clear message that no-one is immune from justice.

26 September 2013

The Sudanese security forces must immediately stop using arbitrary and unlawful force against protesters, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies and Amnesty International urged today, after confirming that at least 50 demonstrators were killed after being shot in the chest or head. 

 

20 September 2013

Member states of the United Nations General Assembly must demand that Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir surrender to the International Criminal Court.

19 September 2013

Today’s acquittal of 21 human rights and opposition activists by Zimbabwe’s High Court leaves the authorities with serious questions to answer about police misconduct in the aftermath of a police officer’s murder.

17 September 2013

The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering

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.

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