Category Archives: Armed Conflict

Nigeria’s serious test of stability

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General As Nigeria takes centre stage hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa, events in recent weeks have tarnished its image as a country that has come of age. In April, as Africa’s most … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Children, Nigeria, Right to Education, Trafficking of Women and Girls, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Women | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

CAR conflict: Tiny glimmer of hope as 44 children freed

By Christian Mukosa, Central Africa Researcher at Amnesty International The bleak reality on the ground in the ever-worsening internal armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has often crowded out hope. But this week I had one of those … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Central African Republic, Chad, Child Soldiers, Child Soldiers, Children, Detention, Uncategorized, Unlawful Detention, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tackling the insecurity that threatens us all – Kenya and the Arms Trade Treaty

By Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International Kenya The only reason I’m alive is because my attackers ran out of bullets. I remember that evening – 17 December 2013 – very clearly. The look of surprise on the gunman’s face … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Arms Trade, Child Soldiers, Kenya, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Child Soldiers, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Leave a comment

Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Internally Displaced People, Refugees, Syria, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Tagged , , | 2 Comments