Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.
Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.
At least 64 people were killed when bombs exploded in an Ethiopian restaurant and a rugby club in the capital Kampala.
Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.
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.
Days after the funeral of activist Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Amnesty International warns that the work of activists and journalists in the country is becoming increasingly deadly.
Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe could be hit by a new wave of political violence, following a spate of attacks on human rights activists in the past week.
Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala
As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
A police chief has been suspended and three officers arrested in connection with the death last week of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.
Journalist and human rights activist Faisal Elbagir, who was forced to flee Sudan last year, urges the United Nations to keep its Independent Expert in Sudan.
The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International has warned that a Malawian couple given a presidential pardon following their conviction of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” could face further harassment unless the law is changed.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk.
Seven people were sentenced to 12 years each on charges related to their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in Malabo last year.
Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.
Authorities must protect people left to survive in substandard settlements after they were made homeless by Operation Murambatsvina.
Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.
Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.