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".

Amnesty slams Tanzania's 'dangerous' anti-gay witchhunt

2018-11-01 20:57

Amnesty International has said that plans by Tanzania's economic capital to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals were leading it down a "dangerous path".

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.

 

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."

At least 52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention in 2017: Amnesty

2018-10-23 14:06

At least 52 people died in pre-trial detention in Madagascar last year, as the country grapples with paralysis in its judicial system, rights group Amnesty International says.

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."

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