Category Archives: Africa

Europe failed to act on the warning signs of a tragedy in the Mediterranean

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights at Amnesty International Before the two shipwrecks that came to light yesterday,1,800 people were believed to have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this … Continue reading

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African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

By Savio Carvalho, senior adviser on international development and human rights at Amnesty International. Two years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Freetown and other parts of Sierra Leone where Amnesty International was training maternal health volunteers to monitor … Continue reading

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Internet Governance Forum: A missed opportunity for human rights

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International. As you read this on your laptop, smart phone or tablet, 3,000 government leaders and representatives from companies and civil society are meeting in Istanbul to shape the future … Continue reading

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Read WIRE Sept/Oct: ‘What if it was me?’

“What if it was me in that photo?” asks one young Amnesty activist looking at Vesselina Nikolaeva’s images of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria (pages 4-7). Her photos might inspire you to ask more questions: If you had to leave your … Continue reading

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‘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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