Amnesty calls for release of Nigerian Shiite leader

2017-01-16 13:16

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria to comply with a court ruling to release a pro-Iran cleric and hundreds of his supporters, as a deadline for them to be freed looms.

Sudan arrests top human rights activist - Amnesty

2016-12-09 08:14

Sudanese security agents have arrested a prominent rights activist, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International says.

UN condemns 'descent into hell' in Aleppo, 20 000 civilians flee

2016-11-30 16:39

The UN has condemned the "descent into hell" being endured by civilians in Aleppo, with the Red Cross saying nearly 20 000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive on the city in three days.

WATCH: AI video on alleged killing of pro-Biafra separatists in Nigeria

2016-11-26 19:18

Amnesty International has released a video to back its report that Nigerian security forces killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a "chilling campaign" to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast.

Mexico frees women raped, tortured to confess crime

2016-11-18 10:10

Three Mexican women who were raped and tortured by marines into confessing crimes in 2011 were released from prison after a judge acquitted them, Amnesty International said.

Stop banning pregnant girls from attending school, AI tells S Leone

2016-11-09 15:43

A rights group has called for the immediate lifting of a "deeply discriminatory ban on visibly pregnant girls attending school and taking exams" in Sierra Leone.

Bashir rejects Amnesty 'lies' about Darfur chemical attacks

2016-10-23 20:04

President Omar al-Bashir has accused Amnesty International of spreading "lies" that Sudanese government forces had used chemical weapons against civilians in war-torn Darfur.

Zim protest ban ruling must be overturned - AI

2016-10-07 18:39

Rights group, Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to overturn a court ruling upholding a police ban on demonstrations.

10 countries host half world's refugees - Amnesty

2016-10-04 09:32

Ten countries accounting for 2.5% of world GDP are hosting more than half the world's refugees, Amnesty International said, as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations.

Group calls for Darfur chemical weapons investigation

2016-09-30 10:54

Amnesty International is calling on the UN Security Council to take action over reports that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons in Darfur.


Albino boy, 17, choked, hit with sharp object in brutal murder

2017-01-13 10:10

Rights group Amnesty international has condemned the brutal killing of a 17-year-old boy with albinism, who was choked and hit with a sharp object in southern Malawi.

Saudi court sentences 15 'spies' to death

2016-12-06 21:30

A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison in a case involving alleged Iranian spy cell.

Gambia: The Jammeh regime in five dates

2016-11-30 14:01

Key dates in the 22-year regime of Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist since 1994 and is seeking a fifth term at an election this week.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho

2016-11-24 20:01

Lesotho opposition has labelled the government "cowards", and a Zimbabwean woman has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Lesotho

2016-11-09 19:32

Social media users mock Nigerian prophet TB Joshua over his inaccurate prophecy regarding the winner of the just ended US elections. Read this and more...

3 Cameroon men jailed for 10 years over Boko Haram joke

2016-11-03 14:28

Amnesty International says three young men in Cameroon have been jailed for 10 years for sharing a text message that joked about the Boko Haram extremist group.

Satellite images show devastation in Aleppo

2016-10-20 09:45

Amnesty International released new satellite imagery showing that more than 110 sites were hit in two weeks of bombing raids in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.

Renewed protests indicate need for probe in Ethiopian stampede - AI

2016-10-07 11:58

Rights group, Amnesty International, has called for a probe into a deadly stampede that occurred in Ethiopia last weekend.

Gabon opposition leader Ping 'rubbishes' President Bongo’s call for dialogue

2016-10-01 11:07

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has reportedly dismissed President Ali Bongo's calls for talks amid political tension that has gripped the country following disputed elections.

Nigeria trying to muzzle dissenting voices, Amnesty says

2016-09-29 21:00

Amnesty International says Nigeria is trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters.

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