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24 December 2008
Zimbabwe - a population on the edge of collapse
Zimbabweans are facing yet another difficult year in 2009, unless a political settlement is found to arrest the fast deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the c
19 December 2008
Former military official "instigated Rwandan genocide"
A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
19 December 2008
Eritrean asylum-seekers face deportation from Egypt
A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.
18 December 2008
Growing calls for end to executions at UN
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
15 December 2008
Crisis in DRC fuelled by access to weapons
Armed groups in the DRC have been able to get hold of weapons, ammunition, military equipment and other supplies; the subsequent fighting has forced nearly 300,000 pe
10 December 2008
Time for a global response to global problems
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
10 December 2008
Zimbabwe urged to end abductions of activists
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwe authorities to cease the persecution of human rights activists after five people were abducted in less than a week by
09 December 2008
Human Rights Defender in Nigeria: Patrick Barigbalo Naagbanton
Patrick Barigbalo Naagbanton is the coordinator for the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development.
05 December 2008
African Commission calls for a moratorium on the death penalty
In an important step towards making the African Union (AU) a totally death penalty-free zone, the African Commission calls on African States to observe a moratorium on
03 December 2008
Zimbabwean authorities target activists and trade unionists
A Zimbabwean human rights activist was abducted from her home at dawn on Wednesday by a group of armed plain-clothes men who identified themselves as policemen.
02 December 2008
People of DRC need action, not words
The United Nations is not doing enough to help protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, warns Amnesty International.
01 December 2008
South Africa pledges to make HIV and AIDS a priority
To mark World AIDS Day on Monday, 1 December 2008, Amnesty International has welcomed signs of the South African government's change of direction.
27 November 2008
Action around the world for Democratic Republic of Congo
Activists are demonstrating around the world to call for urgent and effective protection of civilians in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
21 November 2008
Zimbabwe's health system in chaos
As political parties argue between themselves, an outbreak of cholera is affecting nine out of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. Major hospitals are failing to provide medica
18 November 2008
NGOs call for UN session on the Democratic Republic of Congo
Over forty organizations active in Africa warn that the situation in the eastern DRC is at risk of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, as the civilian death toll
11 November 2008
Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo causes humanitarian tragedy
More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.2 million.
06 November 2008
WOZA activists released on bail in Zimbabwe
The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.
04 November 2008
Landslide UN vote in favour of developing an Arms Trade Treaty
One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.
31 October 2008
Chuckie Taylor convicted of torture
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
31 October 2008
Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia
Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.
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