Category Archives: Africa

Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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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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