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

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from Africa

25 February 2010

Speaking at an anti-death penalty summit in Geneva, Amnesty International's interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone hailed global efforts but said more needs to be done.

25 February 2010

Unrest across the country is linked to calls from supporters of President Gbagbo, for tens of thousands of "foreigners" to be excluded from the electoral roll.

24 February 2010

Gertrude Hambira fled after five men and one women who identified themselves as officers from the Criminal Investigation Department raided her office.

23 February 2010

Radio correspondent Ali Yusuf Adan was taken after the broadcast of a report alleging that the armed group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

18 February 2010
Amnesty International has urged the country's president, Paul Kagame, to show commitment to freedom of expression following an attack on on two members of United Democratic Forces.
15 February 2010
A deal agreed between lawyers representing victims of the Trafigura toxic waste disaster and a group trying to secure control of the $45 million compensation fund is open to serious abuse.
12 February 2010

Blaise Compaoré expressed his commitment to emergency obstetric care and access to family planning to delegation led by interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone.

11 February 2010
Hundreds of thousands could become vulnerable to increased attacks after the government has insisted that the peacekeeping mission leaves the country when its mandate expires in March.
10 February 2010
Torture, harassment and politically motivated prosecutions of human rights activists and perceived opponents have persisted since the government's formation a year ago.
03 February 2010
Those affected by the 2006 disaster in Côte d'Ivoire, have told of their anxious wait to see if they will get any of the $45 million compensation owed to them.
03 February 2010
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the Sudanese authorities to arrest Omar al Bashir, who is already charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes over his role in the Darfur conflict.
26 January 2010
Women in Burkina Faso suffer discrimination in every area of their lives, with unequal access to education, health care and employment.
25 January 2010
Maternal death can be prevented. About a year ago, Amnesty International Burkina Faso was starting to plan the campaign and was already thinking of having a caravan to tour the country.
22 January 2010
Safiatou died while trying to reach a health centre after delivering her baby at home. Safiatou's story is one of 50 cases that Amnesty International’s researchers investigated in-depth.
22 January 2010
A court has decided to transfer $45 million intended for victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal to a group falsely claiming to represent them.
20 January 2010
19 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on the government to ensure that the attack is not used as an excuse to violate the rights of citizens in Cabinda through arbitrary arrests and detentions.
14 January 2010
Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.
09 January 2010
Activists are gathering at events in 15 countries on Saturday to call on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a return to severe and widespread conflict in Sudan.
07 January 2010
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.
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