Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to repel desperate crowds outside a Cape Town refugee office.
Ugandan authorities must end an attack on freedom of expression that has left several media outlets shut by security forces, Amnesty International said.
The African Union must reject Kenya’s attempts to shield its leaders from being held to account for the human rights violations that took place in Kenya in 2007-2008.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
Zimbabwe's new constitution presents a golden opportunity for the country to break away from a culture of impunity for human rights violations, Amnesty International says.
Nigerian authorities must not use the state of emergency imposed in the north of the country as an excuse to commit human rights violations, Amnesty International urges.
On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.
Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law.
At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.
A Gambian activist detained by the authorities after peacefully expressing his views has been released – but there is still no news about a journalist missing for seven years
A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.
Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.
The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”.
Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over campaigning ahead of the 26 May, 2013 legislative elections.
A draft law that includes new press-related crimes and exorbitant fines for journalists who violate them looks set to be signed off by Burundi's President.
Two teachers have been deteined without charge for a week in the Republic of Congo in connection with a peaceful strike.
In Swaziland, a newspaper editor was convicted on two counts of contempt of court for questioning the independence of the country’s judiciary.
Social activist Amadou Janneh was sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2012 for his work. While in prison, he met many people on death row, including the nine who were executed in August 2012.
The UN Security Council and African Union (AU) must take immediate action to halt indiscriminate attacks in Southern Kordofan.
Refugees at Sudan's Shagarab camp are being kidnapped and trafficked to Egypt where they are held for ransom and horrifically abused.