Category Archives: Africa

Central African Republic: Fear and Loathing in Bangui

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. In Bangui’s Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared. “There are rumors that the anti-balaka are going to attack again this afternoon,” a local … Continue reading

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Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses

By Sara MacNeice, Stop Torture Campaign Manager, Amnesty International For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, … Continue reading

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Nigeria needs to call time on torture

  By Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Director for Research and Advocacy in Africa ABUJA – The next few months will determine whether Chinwe’s life is changed forever. Accused of murder by a corrupt and brutal police force, he faces spending … Continue reading

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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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