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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...

Uganda rejects Amnesty’s accusation of extra-judicial killings

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Uganda rejected on Tuesday charges by rights group Amnesty International that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings during clashes with the royal...

Deadly Uganda clashes earn warning from Amnesty International

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Amnesty International accused Uganda of carrying out extrajudicial executions as authorities in the east African country said 62 people died in clashes...

AI accuses Nigeria of killing at least 140 Biafra separatists

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Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of killing at least 150 peaceful advocates of Biafra's secession from Africa's most populous nation,...

ISS: Sudan is the exception that proves the rule on chemical...

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The recent Amnesty International report into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Sudan makes for difficult reading. Using satellite imagery, expert analysis...

Cameroon is abusing rights in its fight against Boko Haram –...

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Authorities in Cameroon have arbitrarily arrested more than 1,000 people as part of their fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram and...

Hundreds face torture and enforced disappearance in Egypt

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Egyptian security agents have abducted and tortured "at least several hundred people", some as young as 14, in an unprecedented spike in...

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing at least 17 unarmed Biafran...

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Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria's army last month killed at least 17 unarmed members of a group calling for secession...

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of mass killings of Shi’ites in northern...

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Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria's army killed hundreds of men, women and children from a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect last...

Amnesty International urges probe over secretly buried Shi’ite allegations

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Claims by a Kaduna state official that Nigeria's military secretly buried 347 people after clashes with members of a minority Shi'ite Muslim...

Amnesty International demands Chad release activists ahead of polls

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Amnesty International called on Chad on Friday to release four political activists ahead of elections in which President Idriss Deby, a key...

Executions hit highest level in 25 years in 2015 – Amnesty

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There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in three countries -...

War crimes, illegal refugee returns marred 2015 human righs: Amnesty

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At least 30 countries illegally forced refugees to return to places where they would be in danger last year, Amnesty said on...

Guinea security forces kill three in election run-up

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Security forces in Guinea shot two unarmed people in the back and beat another person to death in the lead up to...

Amnesty International urges Cameroon to investigate abuses in Boko Haram fight

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Amnesty International (AI) has urged Cameroon to investigate the death of 25 prisoners and disappearance of 130 people after raids by security...

UN troops killed two, raped girl in Central African Republic

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Amnesty International on Tuesday accused United Nations peacekeepers of raping a 12-year-old girl and killing a boy and his father during...

Egyptian terrorism bill a “deadly blow to human rights”: Amnesty

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A draft law in Egypt that would make it a crime to contradict the official version of terrorist attacks should be scrapped,...

Amnesty slams Egypt over arrests of youths

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Amnesty International has accused the Egyptian authorities of jailing young activists to quell unrest under one of the toughest crackdowns in the...

Nigerian military says to investigate Amnesty killing allegations

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Nigeria's military said on Friday it was investigating allegations by Amnesty International that more than 8,000 people had died in detention during...

Amnesty says Egypt using courts and jail to intimidate journalists

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Egyptian authorities are using the courts to stifle journalism, Amnesty International said on Sunday in a report that listed 18 reporters and...

Nigeria’s Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls

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Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks,...

States fail to protect civilians from militant violence

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Governments are failing to protect millions of civilians from violence by states and armed groups, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, describing the...

Amnesty calls for U.N. sanctions, war crimes probe in Libya

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Rights group Amnesty International called on Wednesday for targeted U.N. sanctions and investigations into possible war crimes in Libya to end a...

Libya’s armed factions may have committed war crimes

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Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes...

Amnesty International video shows apparent throat slitting by Nigerian soldiers

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Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko...

U.S. broke international law by killing civilians with drones: rights groups

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Human rights groups on Tuesday accused the United States of breaking international law and perhaps committing war crimes by killing civilians in...

Amnesty says hundreds die in Nigerian jails

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Nearly 1,000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, died in Nigerian jails in the first half of this year, Amnesty International said on...

Children convicted of vandalism in Sudan riots: lawyer

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Four children and four adults were convicted on Thursday of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a defense...

Arrest Bush during Africa trip – Amnesty Int’l

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Amnesty International called on Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to arrest former U.S. President George W. Bush for human rights violations when he...

Amnesty says Egypt army continues Mubarak-era abuse

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Rights group Amnesty International accused Egypt's rulers of brutality sometimes exceeding that of former president Hosni Mubarak, saying the hopes of protesters...

Amnesty calls for release of Eritrea officials

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Rights group Amnesty International and the European Parliament demanded the release of 11 former Eritrean officials and a journalist who have been...