Category Archives: Africa

Lessons from beyond the mass grave

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. It was a haunting discovery: A terrified 11-year-old girl cowering in the corner of a ransacked house three days after her village had been attacked in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing. … Continue reading

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Tackling the insecurity that threatens us all – Kenya and the Arms Trade Treaty

By Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International Kenya The only reason I’m alive is because my attackers ran out of bullets. I remember that evening – 17 December 2013 – very clearly. The look of surprise on the gunman’s face … Continue reading

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We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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“I want them to show compassion for my dad”

Solomon Ebhogadhe speaks to Amnesty about his hope that his father will be freed from death row and prison one day. On 16 June 2013, ThankGod Ebhos was dragged to the gallows in Benin Prison, Nigeria. He was forced to … Continue reading

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Burden of proof: Niger Delta communities learn the ropes of oil spill monitoring

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner, Amnesty International; and Onyekachi Okoro, Media for Justice Programme, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) “People are dying silently. The oil companies bring sickness to our communities”, a man from a polluted community … Continue reading

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