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2021 saw greater instability and abuses in Africa; AU inaction –...

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Human rights abuses in the conflicts in Africa continued unabated in 2021 partly because of the inaction of the African Union Peace and Security...

Amnesty International says Syrian refugees tortured on return

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Amnesty International said on Tuesday Syrian refugees who returned home were subjected to torture, detention and disappearance by security forces, urging governments to protect...

Amnesty International reports hundred plus Nigeria deaths

Security forces killed at least 115 people in south-east Nigeria this year and arbitrarily arrested or tortured scores of others in response to violence...

Amnesty says migrants in Libyan camps forced to trade sex for...

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Amnesty International said on Thursday that migrants held in Libyan detention camps are subject to horrific sexual violence at the hands of guards, including...

Survivors’ testimony alleges racial discrimination in Palma rescue attempts – Amnesty

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Survivors of an attack in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, by the radical insurgent group known by many aliases but referred to locally as ‘Al-Shabaab’ told...

Rise in executions in Egypt in past two months – Amnesty

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Egypt executed 57 men and women in October and November, nearly double the 32 people reported in the whole of 2019, Amnesty International said...

Ethiopian security forces accused of 39 extrajudicial killings

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Ethiopian security forces in the Oromiya region have executed 39 opposition supporters and arrested at least 10 000 others accused of being members of...

More human rights abuses levelled against Nigerian military

The Nigerian military burned villages and forcibly displaced hundreds in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the north-east, rights group Amnesty International alleged. The...

Executions rising in South Sudan – Amnesty International

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Amnesty International accused South Sudan of stepping up use of the death penalty with seven executions this year including one who was a child...

Cameroon to probe alleged execution video

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Cameroon's government will investigate a video Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people in the far north...

Six dead in Mali grave previously in military custody – claim

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Villagers in central Mali said six people found dead in a mass grave last month were arrested by the military three days...

Nigerian security lapses helped schoolgirls’ abduction – Amnesty International

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Nigerian security forces were warned about Boko Haram fighters near Dapchi, but failed to respond, allowing insurgents to kidnap 110 schoolgirls almost...

EU abetting migrant rights violations in Libya – AI

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European governments are "complicit" in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people...

Amnesty International wants Nubian activists released

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Amnesty International urged Egyptian authorities to release 24 Nubian activists detained last week on charges of protesting without permission as they rallied...

Boko Haram resurgence sees 381 civilians killed since April

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The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon since the beginning of April, rights group Amnesty International...

ISS: The high cost of ignoring torture in Cameroon

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Two months ago, a private contractor working for the United States (US) military posted a photograph on Facebook. It was taken at...

Cameroon apparently torturing suspects

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Cameroonian forces have been torturing suspects in their campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, with much of the torture happening at a...

Amnesty International rebukes Nigerian military for dropping war crimes inquiry

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Amnesty International criticised Nigeria's military on Thursday for dropping an investigation into senior officers accused of war crimes in the northeast during...

Spiralling CAR violence attributed to lack of justice over war crimes

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Perpetrators of war crimes including murder and rape in Central African Republic are going unpunished and fuelling worsening violence in the country,...

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq

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Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United...

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