Category Archives: Armed Conflict

Tit-for-tat atrocities in the Central African Republic

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International One of the most depressing aspects of the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic is its symmetry. Christian and Muslim militia alike are carrying out equally vicious attacks. And … Continue reading

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Unspeakable acts of inhumanity as violence intensifies in the Central African Republic

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media There is hatred in their eyes as they spit their words out at you: “Djotodia doit partir”, Michel Djotodia, transitional President of the Central African Republic, “must go”. These same words were … Continue reading

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Bangui on the brink as thousands seek protection from violence

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media What do you say to a grieving widow whose two sons have just been killed and who has 15 grandchildren at home to look after? How do you respond when the children … Continue reading

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Mass graves in Mali: families want answers

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International I had just got off the plane after a trip to Mali when I heard about the discovery of the mass grave close to the Kati military camp, just north of the … Continue reading

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Bangui, besieged by violence and fear

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media On the surface, everything is quiet in Bangui, the tiny capital city of the Central African Republic. Strangely quiet. But behind this silence, stories of devastation are emerging. The city is calm … Continue reading

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