Fighting between CAR armed groups leaves 25 dead: UN

2017-09-13 11:43

At least 25 people in the Central African Republic have been killed in recent sectarian clashes between armed groups, while a new wave of thousands have been made homeless by the violence, the UN says.

Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April... young girls used to target civilians - NGO

2017-09-05 10:05

A surge in attacks by Boko Haram fighters has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a rights group.

Threat of more disaster looms in Sierra Leone amid burials

2017-08-17 21:53

Sierra Leone's government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials say, as some residents were told to evacuate one mountainside amid fears the rainy season could unleash further disaster.

NPA must prosecute 2012 Marikana deaths, Amnesty says

2017-08-15 08:51

Amnesty International has urged authorities to move forward with prosecutions over the killing by police of 34 people in a single day at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operations five years ago.

France extends state of emergency for sixth time

2017-07-07 05:23

French lawmakers have voted for the sixth time to extend the country's state of emergency as figures showed security forces thwarted a terror attack a month.

Macron: We'll lift state of emergency 'this autumn'

2017-07-03 20:44

French President Emmanuel Macron says he he will "this autumn" lift a state of emergency in effect since the jihadist attacks in Paris in 2015.

Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

2017-06-19 20:35

Amnesty International says rich countries have failed in their obligation to help Uganda support refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan.

Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students

2017-05-25 09:28

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon are obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke.

Malawi's slow pace in dealing with attacks against people with albinism slammed

2017-04-20 12:00

A rights group in Malawi has reportedly slammed the government's slow pace in prosecuting those who have been accused of persecuting and killing people who have albinism.

Uganda charges, jails academic for insulting the president

2017-04-11 10:44

A prominent academic in Uganda has been remanded to a maximum-security prison after being charged with insulting the president.


'Horrifying surge' of violence in CAR: Amnesty

2017-09-08 17:01

Civilians in a central province of the strife-torn Central African Republic are enduring "a horrifying surge in torture, pillage and forced displacement", Amnesty International has reported.

Sudan's Bashir pardons top activist accused of spying

2017-08-30 13:54

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pardoned a leading human rights activist who was facing trial on charges of spying for foreign embassies, state media has reported.

'Take a strong lead against human rights violation,' SA told as it prepares to lead SADC

2017-08-16 18:41

Amnesty International has called on the SA government to "take a strong lead against human rights violation" across the southern African region as it prepares to take over the 1-year rotating SADC’s chairmanship this weekend.

Key points on Rwanda

2017-08-02 14:01

Rwanda, which holds a presidential election on Friday, is governed by Paul Kagame, who first became de facto leader when his Rwandan Patriotic Front rebels halted a 1994 genocide.

ICC ruling an 'indictment on ANC' - DA

2017-07-06 19:45

The DA says the ICC's ruling that South Africa should have arrested Sudan President Omar al-Bashir in 2015 when he visited the country, was an indictment of the ANC-led government.

EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

2017-06-23 20:29

European Union leaders are pledging to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa from there for better lives in Europe continues to rise

Two men go on trial in DRC for UN experts' murders

2017-06-05 20:56

A man and a teenager went on trial in a military court in Democratic Republic of Congo, accused of killing two UN experts in March, their lawyer has said.

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Nigeria sees 'massive spike' in death sentences: Amnesty International

2017-04-12 11:02

Nigeria handed down an astonishing 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year, in what Amnesty International has described as a "massive and worrying spike".

China remains world's biggest executioner: Amnesty

2017-04-11 10:30

China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International says, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall.

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