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Buhari has failed to protect and provide education to children in Northeast Nigeria, Amnesty International says in chilling new report

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty...

Amnesty International describes plans to execute Missouri death row inmate Walter Barton as “pure cruelty”

Amnesty International on Monday condemned plans to execute a Missouri death row inmate Walter Barton, after a federal appeals court ruled Barton should be executed on Tuesday, despite questions raised about evidence used to convict him.

Amnesty International warns COVID-19 food aid being distributed along party and political lines in Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that food aid meant to mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns was being distributed along party and political lines in Southern Africa. “The distribution...

Sub-Saharan Africa should protect detainees at risk of COVID-19, unclog prisons and release prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International says

Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa must take urgent action to protect people in detention from COVID-19, including releasing prisoners of conscience, reviewing cases of pre-trial detention, and guaranteeing access to healthcare and sanitation products in all facilities,...

Amnesty International blasts Trump, urges U.S. Congress to halt plan to suspend funding to WHO

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the United States Congress to halt plan by President Donald Trump to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO). President Trump on Tuesday announced he would be...

BREAKING: Amnesty International releases damning report on how armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations in Africa

Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it published its annual review of human rights in...

BREAKING: Amnesty International sends letter to President Trump to demand immediate action on COVID-19 as death toll tops 4000

The United States should take immediate action to ensure that every person who requests access to COVID-19 testing can receive it, Amnesty International USA said on Wednesday in a letter addressed to United States President, Donald J....

Massacre in Burkina Faso: Witnesses share horrific, appalling details with Amnesty International

Burkina survivors have shared with Amnesty International horrific accounts of March 8 massacres in northern Yatenga province. Witnesses told Amnesty the appalling attacks were perpetrated by a 'self-defense’ armed group that has often...

Major investigation by Amnesty International finds Sudan’s security forces deliberately targeted and killed protesters against deposed al-Bashir

Sudan's security forces deliberately targeted and killed unarmed civilians who took to the streets against the government of deposed President Omar al-Bashir in 2018 and 2019, a major investigation by Amnesty International released on Tuesday has...

Amnesty International calls on South Sudan to reform security services following ‘unity government’

Amnesty International on Saturday called on South Sudan to reform its security services and avoid costly mistakes that led to distrust and war in the past. Amnesty was reacting to the formation...
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SEE how northern Nigerian women ‘worship’ their ‘kinglike husbands’ during COVID-19 lockdowns

For many singles and even some married couples, love and social distancing don’t really mix, but for arewa women the COVID-19...

WHO, UN Foundation and Illumination partner on health messages

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that reinforces safe...

“I’m innocent” – President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina releases statement

The President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina released a statement on Wednesday, saying he was innocent of the "trumped up...

Over 300 migrants stranded in Mediterranean sea amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Thousands of irregular migrants are facing severe humanitarian conditions, due to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, said the Migrant...

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