Category Archives: Africa

‘We still have no justice, just tears’

This week in Marikana, South Africa, women residents gathered to mark the second anniversary of police killings of 34 miners during a strike. Clare Fermont, Amnesty’s Southern Africa Regional Content Manager, attended the gathering and describes the lingering injustice they face.  … Continue reading

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No one to trust, nowhere to turn

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. At Amnesty International, we are no strangers to suffering. Documenting human rights abuses is our daily work. Sometimes, however, we unearth evidence of such depravity that it leaves even our hardened investigators almost … Continue reading

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‘My life is in constant danger’ – campaigning on human rights in the Gambia

By Francois Patuel, Amnesty International’s campaigner for West Africa. I’ve just spoken to a human rights activist working in the Gambia. Just publishing his name would be enough to get him arrested. His powerful testimony shows just why we urgently … Continue reading

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‘It starts right here’ – the road ahead for South Sudan

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada So many moments stay with me. During the course of this recent mission in South Sudan people recounted unimaginable suffering and acute fear; they showed tremendous strength and unflagging resilience; and they … Continue reading

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Truth and debate fall victim to ‘national security’ rhetoric amid South Sudan’s crisis

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, currently in Juba, South Sudan “Stop publishing articles on federalism” – that is the warning media outlets in South Sudan received in late June, through phone calls and visits from government security … Continue reading

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