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

Regional News

from Africa

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18 November 2014
The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.  »
05 June 2009
The UN is urged to reject calls to block prosecutions of persons charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sudan, including President Omar al-Bashir.
28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
22 May 2009
The inauguration of the Inclusive Government in Zimbabwe brought hope of change, but human rights violations targeted at human rights and political activists persis
21 May 2009
20,000 people who live in Warri South and southwest local government area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Forc
18 May 2009
The International Criminal Court announced on Sunday that the leader of the Darfur United Resistance Front will appear in Court on Monday.
14 May 2009
The remaining three of 18 political and human rights activists who were re-detained in Zimbabwe last week have all been released on bail.
08 May 2009
Under a new bill passed this week, people whose premises are used by a kidnapper to hold someone hostage, would also face the death penalty.
06 May 2009
Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody
03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
Despite the creation of a power-sharing government in February 2009, teachers in Zimbabwe continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation.
29 April 2009
The authorities in Zimbabwe have continued their persecution of two officials of the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party, the Movement for Democratic Change.
29 April 2009
The sentencing of eleven men on Sunday, brings to 82 the number condemned to death for their involvement in the attack against the Sudanese government in Khartoum on 1
27 April 2009
Burundi the 93rd country in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, while those found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations risk imprisonm
27 April 2009
Arrested for their alleged sexual conduct, the men were released from jail last week. They have since been the targets of homophobic statements by the media and an Isl
27 April 2009
Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca
23 April 2009
The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.
22 April 2009
Ten men face imminent execution in Sudan after they were sentenced to death by a special court on 15 April.
20 April 2009
The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.
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