The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s reported comments that people sentenced to death in The Gambia will be executed by September must not be acted on and must be retracted, Amnesty International said.
A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex.
Authorities urged to investigate killing of all journalists and media workers following the deaths of two more in the capital Mogadishu.
Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.
Inconsistencies have been found in Shell’s claims about sabotage contributing to oil spills in the Niger Delta.
At least 10 people, many of them students, were killed when security forces opened fire during protests in Nyala.
The Somali authorities and the international community must ensure that those responsible for the killings of media workers are brought to justice.
A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.
Court says a State that has abolished the death penalty cannot hand over an individual to another State if there is a risk of the death penalty being used.
Amnesty International is marking its annual Day of Action calling for improved human rights in The Gambia.
A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.
ICC's First Sentence: 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers handed to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
A year after South Sudan gained independence, the country faces a human rights and humanitarian crisis.
Campaigners are calling for leaders to regulate the arms trade more effectively
The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York are an acid test for political leaders to agree rules leading to the end of irresponsible arms transfers.
A new Amnesty International reports says weapons from China, Sudan and Ukraine is fuelling violence in South Sudan, costing scores of lives.
Ethiopia has convicted 24 government opponents, among them top journalist Eskinder Nega, on trumped-up terrorism and treason charges