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.

Amnesty: Refugees in Greece live in 'appalling conditions'

2016-09-22 19:13

Most of the roughly 60 000 refugees and other migrants stranded in Greece are living in "appalling conditions" and face "immense and avoidable suffering," rights group Amnesty International has said.

'Chilling' crackdown on dissent amid election delays in DRC

2016-09-15 17:06

uman rights organisation Amnesty International has released a new report detailing a systematic crackdown on opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, in an attempt to keep the statesman in power.


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.

Disease rife as 75 000 still trapped on Syria-Jordan border - AI

2016-09-15 19:36

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees remain stranded in worsening humanitarian conditions at the border with Jordan, where "food is running out and disease is rife", according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty calls for probe into 130 missing detainees in Cameroon

2016-08-30 13:20

Amnesty International has called for a probe into the whereabouts of 130 men and boys who were arrested 20 months ago in Cameroon during a crackdown on suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

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