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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...