Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses

2016-05-25 07:13

Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on EU member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterises as "fuelling killings and torture."

25 years in jail for men who killed albino teen in Malawi

2016-05-05 11:27

A court in Malawi has sentenced two men to 25 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old albino boy, a report says.

Rights group Amnesty slams Egypt

2016-04-26 18:56

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Egypt of 'paranoia' in its crackdown to prevent protests the previous day against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

Amnest accuses Nigeria leader of failure

2016-03-14 19:58

Amnesty International says Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to prosecute soldiers who killed hundreds of detainees despite promises to end the impunity.

Hundreds rally a year after Zim critic's abduction

2016-03-09 19:19

Hundreds have rallied in Zimbabwe's capital over the shadowy disappearance of an opposition activist a year ago.

Amnesty International slams SA over xenophobic attacks, Bashir

2016-02-24 17:40

Amnesty International has criticised SA over last year's xenophobic attacks, the way the government dealt with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, different scandals in state institutions, and excessive use of force by police.

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.


Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed

2016-05-15 07:12

The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed dozens of captive women and children.

Police recover bones of missing albino toddler in Malawi

2016-04-29 12:18

Police in Malawi have recovered the bones of a 23-month-old missing albino child, several weeks after her mother found the baby’s skull, teeth and clothes in the Kasungu district.

Amnesty uncovers mass slaughter of hundreds in Nigeria's Zaria

2016-04-22 12:31

The mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by Nigerian troops has been exposed by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, with the group claiming that soldiers burned people alive and dumped bodies in mass graves.

Angola book club members convicted

2016-03-29 23:35

Seventeen members of the Luanda Book Club have been sentenced to jail after being convicted for reading a book on non-violent resistance.

Burundi buried suspects without notifying families

2016-03-11 05:36

Burundi's attorney general has acknowledged that the government buried dozens of suspected rebels who died after attacks on four military bases without notifying their families.

Balkan nations slam shut migrant route

2016-03-09 18:03

The main migrant trail from Greece to northern Europe has been blocked after western Balkan nations slammed shut their borders.

UN: Syrian families plagued by disappearances

2016-02-13 12:47

UN experts have raised the alarm over enforced disappearances in Syria, which has been ravaged by conflict for nearly five years.

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.

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