Amnesty criticizes France over arms exports to Egypt

2018-10-16 16:58

Amnesty International is criticising the French government and accusing it of breaking its own rules over arms exports it has made to Egypt.

Amnesty denounces death of Greek militant homosexual

2018-10-01 22:04

Amnesty International denounced the "lynching" and "murder" of a Greek militant homosexual during an apparent robbery attempt in Athens last month, and called for a transparent investigation.

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

2018-09-19 17:13

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.

South Sudan accused of killings, torture, squalor in jails

2018-09-04 17:08

A new Amnesty International report has accused South Sudan authorities of torturing people to death and letting many others languish behind bars since civil war began in late 2013.

Rights movements oppose amnesty for armed groups in C Africa

2018-08-24 20:19

Leading human rights movements have united to oppose any amnesty for atrocities by fighters in armed groups in Central African Republic as a trade-off for peace, they have stated.

Nigerian court releases detained journalist on bail

2018-08-17 18:00

A Nigerian court granted bail to a journalist accused of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his employers have said.

Cameroon opens probe after 'abuse' video in conflict region

2018-08-13 16:58

The government of Cameroon has said it would open an investigation over a new video that emerged on social media appearing to show summary killings by troops in a troubled region.

Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

2018-07-13 10:30

Human rights violations in a string of Yemeni prisons run by the United Arab Emirates could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has said in a report promptly rejected by the UAE.

Botswana 'must not force Namibian refugees to back home': AI

2018-07-12 10:46

Rights group Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force any of the Caprivi refugees to return to their home country Namibia if there is "a risk of persecution".

No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill

2018-07-08 12:04

On Dakar's sunny avenues, troubled souls wander aimlessly alongside busy traffic, often muttering to themselves, sometimes begging, as the rest of the city ignores them.


Governments must put an end to the death penalty - Amnesty International

2018-10-10 10:52

Amnesty International has called on governments across the world to put an end to the death penalty.

Mistrust hampering S Sudan peace, UN says as Amnesty flags 'war crimes'

2018-09-19 18:12

The United Nations has warned that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

Amnesty: 'Horrific' violence in Cameroon Anglophone regions

2018-09-18 19:00

Citing a graphic video of a beheaded security officer, Amnesty International notes a "horrific escalation of violence" in Cameroon's English-speaking areas ahead of next month's presidential election.

Nigeria must stop unlawful arrests, detentions: Amnesty

2018-08-31 06:39

Amnesty International has accused Nigeria's government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing "enforced disappearance" - detention without trial - to suppress dissent.

Mozambique's rocketing media fees provoke outcry

2018-08-23 06:01

Mozambique has imposed vastly increased media accreditation fees, triggering criticism from rights groups who described the policy as an attempt to quash scrutiny and criticism.

New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe

2018-08-15 16:33

Amnesty International's new leader says his first act is writing to Zimbabwe's next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara, saying "whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past."

'Credible evidence' of killings by Cameroon soldiers: Amnesty

2018-07-13 16:53

Rights group Amnesty International says it has "credible evidence" that Cameroonian soldiers carried out the extrajudicial killings of two women and two children, demanding the servicemen be brought to justice.

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition on elections, Africa baobab tree

2018-07-13 07:32

Zimbabwe's main opposition vows to press on with demands for fair elections, and Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force Namibian refugees to return home.

Mum, stepdad charged over missing Malawi albino boy

2018-07-11 21:02

The mother and stepfather of a missing albino boy have been charged with kidnapping and "intent to murder" by Malawi police, along with three other relatives.

Police 'impunity' goes on in Sierra Leone: Amnesty

2018-07-04 20:12

Freetown's new government has failed to restore rights to freedom of assembly and to prosecute police officers who killed protesters under the previous regime, a leading rights group has warned.

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