Amnesty International suspends Zimbabwe office over 'fraud'

2019-05-31 05:43

Amnesty International has suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first such move by the rights advocacy group.

Amnesty calls for 'immediate' release of Cameroon opposition chief

2019-01-29 18:43

Amnesty International has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of Maurice Kamto, leader of Cameroon's opposition MRC, after he was arrested in the country's economic capital Douala.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues with reports of rapes

2019-01-25 14:28

Reports of a violent crackdown continue in Zimbabwe as rights groups and others accuse security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches.

Protesters in Sudan's capital head for rally point station

2019-01-13 17:23

Hundreds of protesters are marching again in and around Sudan's capitol Khartoum, the fourth week of unrest that began over the rising price of bread and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan against Bashir's rule

2018-12-28 19:43

Activists say thousands are demonstrating in a string of neighborhoods of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down

Amnesty says 37 killed in Sudan's anti-government protests

2018-12-25 17:56

Amnesty International says it has "credible reports" that Sudanese police have killed 37 protesters in clashes during anti-government demonstrations that erupted last week across much of the country

'Serious flaws' in trial of Moroccan Rif protesters: Amnesty

2018-12-17 14:37

Dozens detained during protests in Morocco's northern Rif region in 2016 and 2017 have been denied their right to a fair trial with some confessing under torture, Amnesty International has said.

Gender-based violence: Show us your action plan, Mr President

2018-12-10 09:01

President Ramaphosa made a call to South Africans to become champions of the fight against GBV and to see this as the beginning of the journey to resolving this problem. We're ready, Mr President. Are you? asks Jennifer Wells.

Rights group: Egypt tortures, disappears children

2018-11-20 18:30

An international rights group says Egypt has committed "shocking violations" against children, including torture and enforced disappearance

Egypt rounds up 19 rights activists: Amnesty

2018-11-02 13:00

Egyptian authorities arrested at least 19 lawyers and rights activists, Amnesty International has said, condemning what it called an "appalling setback".


US ambassador says Cameroon relations good despite aid cut

2019-02-08 16:22

The United States ambassador to Cameroon has said despite the announcement the US has cut military aid to Cameroon, relations between the two countries remain excellent and longstanding

Amnesty says Egypt detained 113 in 2018 for their views

2019-01-25 20:40

Amnesty says Egyptian authorities have detained at least 113 people in 2018 for peacefully expressing their views.

Nigeria finds more than 20 000 kidnapped girls in Mali

2019-01-23 21:22

Most of the victims were sold as sex slaves after false promises or kidnapping, Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency has said.

Sudan's chief prosecutor says 24 killed in ongoing unrest

2019-01-13 15:23

Sudan's government gives higher death toll for more than 3 weeks of anti-government protests, says 24 have died

US, others express concern about violence in Sudan

2018-12-26 07:59

The United States, Britain, Norway and Canada say they are concerned by "credible reports" that Sudan's security forces have used live ammunition against demonstrators demanding that President Omar Bashir step down

Amnesty says over 3 600 killed in Nigeria's farmer-herder violence

2018-12-17 16:00

More than 3 600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International has said, blaming the government's failure to punish the perpetrators for fuelling the violence.

Nigerian military lifts ban on Unicef in restive northeast

2018-12-15 09:48

The Nigerian military has lifted a ban on Unicef operations in the ravaged northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training "spies" supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

Nigerian police kill over 100 'bandits' in crackdown

2018-11-30 21:10

Nigerian police have claimed that over 100 "bandits" had been killed in a crackdown targeting crime in the northwest state of Zamfara, following a surge in kidnappings for ransom and cattle rustling.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

2018-11-12 20:37

Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists

2018-11-02 11:33

Amnesty International is urging the Sudanese government to halt what it describes as "relentless harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists."

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