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

Regional News

from Africa

25 March 2009
Amnesty International says the visit of the Sudanese President to Egypt, should have been an opportunity to enforce the arrest warrant for war crimes issued by the Int
23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
23 March 2009
Halifa Sallah is believed to have been arrested for articles he wrote criticising the use of witch doctors by the Gambian government.
20 March 2009
From 2003 to 2006, the Angolan authorities forcibly evicted thousands of people in the Angolan capital of Luanda from land belonging to the Catholic Church.
20 March 2009
At least 13 people have died while held in custody in an overcrowded police cell in Mozambique.
19 March 2009
On his first trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI is asked reiterate his commitment to ending the criminalization of same-sex sexual relations.
18 March 2009
Up to 1,000 people have been taken from their villages by “witch doctors”, taken to secret detention centres and forced to drink hallucinogenic concoctio
05 March 2009
The expulsions came soon after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, on charges of war crimes and crimes a
05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
04 March 2009
Human rights workers Jestina Mukoko and Broderick Takawira have been released after three months in prison. Both were victims of enforced disappearance, unlawful arres
04 March 2009
Sudanese authorities have a legal obligation to arrest President al Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed during the conf
24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
24 February 2009
Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping.
11 February 2009
Two journalists have been attacked, one fatally, in less than a week in Somalia.
28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
28 January 2009
A bill now before the Nigerian National Assembly aims to outlaw marriages between individuals of the same sex – in a country where homosexuality is already cri
22 January 2009
The Supreme Court of Uganda has ruled however, that the death penalty per se remains constitutional.
20 January 2009
Questions and answers with Somali human rights activist, Zam Zam Adbullahi.
16 January 2009
The President of Zambia has commuted the death sentences of 53 prisoners to custodial sentences.
16 January 2009
A Sudanese opposition leader has been arrested after calling on Sudan's president to present himself to the International Criminal Court.
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