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23 September 2011

Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.

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08 July 2011

As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.

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27 June 2011

Up to 30 people were killed in the bombing of a beer garden on Sunday, and several more were injured in a fresh bombing on Monday

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23 June 2011

A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.

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10 June 2011

A humanitarian catastrophe is imminent in the disputed Sudanese state of South Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to clash.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 April 2011

UN urged to protect thousands who are hiding in the bush in life threatening conditions without proper food or sanitation and to help them return home.

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12 April 2011

Perceived supporters of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo are at risk of violent reprisals despite President Alassane Outtara’s call for Ivorians to abstain from violence.

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06 April 2011

Hundreds of bodies found may never be identified and evidence of serious human rights violations could be lost unless experts carry out the exhumations.

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31 March 2011

Violence has escalated as the Republican Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara advance in the west and centre of the country.

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29 March 2011

As many as 10,000 displaced civilians are sheltering in a Catholic Mission in the town of Duékoué amid fierce fighting, 3km from the UN forces' camp.

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18 March 2011

At least 20 people were killed and around 60 injured when forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market

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04 March 2011

Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.

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01 March 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

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02 January 2011

Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.

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24 December 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

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17 December 2010

Eyewitnesses say people injured during yesterday’s mass protests in Abidjan were denied medical care amid threats from security forces.

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25 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential candidates to calm their supporters and avoid inflammatory statements, amid outbursts of violence ahead of the country’s second round of presidential elections this Sunday.

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01 October 2010

A UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step but concrete action is needed to bring perpetrators to justice.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

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