Africa must move away from the death penalty
Last week, Amnesty International published its report on the global use of the death penalty for 2016. The report indicates that at least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries. Excluding China, which executed more people than the rest of the world combined, 87% of all executions took place in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. In recent years, Sub-Saharan Africa has stood out as a beacon of hope and positive progress on the abolition of the death penalty.
25 April 2017