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

Regional News

from Africa

24 August 2012

The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent

21 August 2012

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.

17 August 2012

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.

13 August 2012

Authorities urged to investigate killing of all journalists and media workers following the deaths of two more in the capital Mogadishu.

08 August 2012

Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.

03 August 2012

Inconsistencies have been found in Shell’s claims about sabotage contributing to oil spills in the Niger Delta.

02 August 2012

At least 10 people, many of them students, were killed when security forces opened fire during protests in Nyala.

01 August 2012

The Somali authorities and the international community must ensure that those responsible for the killings of media workers are brought to justice.

31 July 2012

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.

27 July 2012

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.

23 July 2012

Amnesty International is marking its annual Day of Action calling for improved human rights in The Gambia.

20 July 2012

A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.

18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

11 July 2012

An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.

10 July 2012

ICC's First Sentence: 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers handed to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

08 July 2012

A year after South Sudan gained independence, the country faces a human rights and humanitarian crisis.

03 July 2012

Campaigners are calling for leaders to regulate the arms trade more effectively

02 July 2012

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.

28 June 2012

A new Amnesty International reports says weapons from China, Sudan and Ukraine is fuelling violence in South Sudan, costing scores of lives.

27 June 2012

Ethiopia has convicted 24 government opponents, among them top journalist Eskinder Nega, on trumped-up terrorism and treason charges

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