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Amnesty International secretary-general Kumi Naidoo has announced he will step down from his post for health reasons.
If Verwoerd were alive today, the terrible truth is that he would be happy to see how his legacy is still driving inequality and causing suffering for the majority of South Africa's children, writes Kumi Naidoo.
The Department of Basic Education has slammed human rights organisation Amnesty International SA’s education campaign which uses Hendrik Verwoerd, also known as the architect of apartheid, as the face of the campaign.
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 Egyptian authorities have detained at least 113 people in 2018 for peacefully expressing their views.
Most of the victims were sold as sex slaves after false promises or kidnapping, Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency has said.
Sudan's government gives higher death toll for more than 3 weeks of anti-government protests, says 24 have died
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
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.
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.
Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian parliament to stop further consideration of two proposed laws it says will let the authorities further strip away free speech in the country.
Zimbabwe's government came under fire for failing to bring to justice soldiers who killed six people and injured dozens in post-election protests.
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 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.
Reports of a violent crackdown continue in Zimbabwe as rights groups and others accuse security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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