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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.

Gunmen ambush near Lagos kills six: police

2017-04-11 06:01

Gunmen have shot dead four policemen, an army captain and a civilian in an attack on a community outside Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, says police.

Saudi executes 3 Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

2017-04-09 23:01

Saudi Arabia has executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 so far this year.

Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims

2017-03-08 20:05

Nigeria's military has announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having previously dismissed such claims.

2016 an awful year for human rights - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 20:19

Despite the rise in gross human rights violations by various governments, citizens and courts are standing up in defence of their rights, Amnesty International has said.

 

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.

Sierra Leone's segregation policy for pregnant schoolgirls under fire

2017-04-10 21:45

A human rights group has lambasted Sierra Leone’s government over its programme to have pregnant teenage girls in separate classes from those of their peers.

Nigerian rights group denounces 'attacks' on Amnesty office in Abuja

2017-03-22 08:33

A Nigerian rights group has called for an investigation into "attacks" on the Amnesty International office in Abuja following heavy criticism by the country's military.

Two albino brothers 'severely injured, battle for their lives' after attack

2017-03-05 17:30

Two brothers with albinism are reportedly battling for their lives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi after they were "severely injured" following an attack by unknown assailants.

Australia failing human rights, indigenous people - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 12:47

Aboriginal children are 24 times more likely to be detained than non-indigenous Australian children, Amnesty International has said in a report accusing Canberra of complacency amid a raft of rights abuses.

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