Burundi mass graves a lie

2016-02-04 23:18

Burundi has denied reports that mass graves containing the bodies of government opponents existed in and near the capital Bujumbura.

Cobalt child miners linked to Apple, Samsung

2016-01-19 16:39

Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International says.

Zim death row inmates ask for life

2016-01-14 22:27

Fifteen death row prisoners in Zimbabwe have asked to have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

Rights groups criticise Ethiopia suppression of deadly protests

2015-12-17 14:44

Rights groups have called on Ethiopia to rein in security forces they say have violently suppressed weeks of protests the government has blamed on "terrorists."

Angolan activists threaten hunger strike

2015-12-08 05:21

Fourteen Angolan opposition activists on trial since mid-November have threatened to go on hunger strike over what they said was the slow pace of the hearings.

Eritrea's 'haemorrhaging' youth fleeing atrocities - Amnesty

2015-12-02 05:59

Amnesty International has warned of persistent atrocities in Eritrea, saying the country's claims it has ended indefinite national service are untrue and refugees arriving in Europe are fleeing because of it.

Australia accused of paying people smugglers

2015-10-28 17:32

Australian officials have paid people smugglers to take their cargo of migrants back to Indonesia, according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty warns of conflict diamond stockpile in CAR

2015-09-30 10:01

Amnesty International has called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fuelling militia violence and child labour.

New Zealand opens door for 750 Syrian refugees

2015-09-07 14:33

New Zealand has announced it will take 750 Syrian refugees over the next three years after coming under intense pressure to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Europe.

India village council orders rapes of two sisters

2015-08-29 21:58

Council orders two sister to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.


Nigerian army chief rejects abuse claims

2016-01-20 19:04

Nigeria's most senior army officer has said his troops acted appropriately during a raid on a Shi'ite Muslim group.

Thousands march for kidnapped Nigerian girls

2016-01-14 22:27

Thousands marched through the streets of the Nigerian capital Abuja to demand that the government intensify its search for 200 kidnapped girls.

Intimidation fears in missing booksellers' case

2016-01-05 13:32

The wife of one of the missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities has retracted her report to police.

Amnesty accuses Turkey of abusing, forcibly deporting refugees

2015-12-16 17:02

Turkish authorities have since September been detaining scores of refugees, including from Iraq and Syria, and abusing and pressuring them to return home in breach of international law, Amnesty International says.

Uganda democracy shrinking - AI

2015-12-07 20:24

The Ugandan government is reducing democratic space ahead of February polls says AI.

Sierra Leone girls forced into 'degrading' pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 14:43

Thousands of schoolgirls in Sierra Leone have been forced to undergo humiliating and degrading public pregnancy tests since the government banned pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools and taking exams, Amnesty International says.

No impunity for Burkina troops who shot civilians: Amnesty

2015-10-14 16:36

Amnesty International says there can be no impunity for Burkina Faso troops who shot dead unarmed civilians including children in the days following their September 17 coup.

Nigerian army releases 128 Boko Haram suspects

2015-09-09 21:31

Nigeria's army has released 128 detainees held on suspicion of being Boko Haram militants, two months after nearly 200 others were freed after security screening.

Thousands urge help for Indian sisters 'ordered raped'

2015-08-30 16:23

Thousands have signed a petition urging protection for two Indian sisters after a local council allegedly ordered them raped and paraded naked as "punishment" after their brother eloped with a married woman.

Mozambique journalists, academic face libel charges

2015-08-27 21:09

Mozambique journalists and an academic are facing libel charges for a 2013 Facebook post.

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