Amnesty International urges probe into troops' 'razing' of Nigerian villages

2020-02-14 13:24

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the alleged burning of villages by Nigerian troops in the volatile northeast following a recent surge in jihadist attacks.

Amnesty slams proposed Nigeria laws as attack on free speech

2019-12-04 20:30

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.

Calls for justice for Zimbabwe protesters shot after election

2019-08-02 15:08

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 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.


Amnesty International secretary-general steps down

2019-12-05 17:47

Amnesty International secretary-general Kumi Naidoo has announced he will step down from his post for health reasons.

Kumi Naidoo: On Hendrik Verwoerd and why we should be outraged by the state of education in SA

2019-08-21 09:01

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.

Education dept slams Amnesty International education campaign’s use of Verwoerd

2019-08-01 17:42

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.

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.

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