Cameroon shuts down Amnesty International media event

Cameroon shuts down Amnesty International media event

An Amnesty International press conference planned in Cameroon was shut down by security agents on Wednesday, although the human rights organization says it complied with prior notification laws ahead of the event. Managers at the hotel  in Yaoundé, where the Amnesty meeting was planned, were told by officials to shut…

Update: Toll soars to 113 in Ethiopian trash landslide

The toll has soared to 113 people who died last weekend in a landslide at an Ethiopian trash dump, and dozens remain missing as the search for victims continues near Addis Ababa. The accident happened Saturday night at the dump on the outskirts of the city where people often gather to…

Kenya’s stance on Dadaab refugees challenged by rights groups

Kenyan government officials are coercing refugees to return to Somalia – and the very risks they’ve tried to flee, the Amnesty International human rights organization said in a report released Tuesday. More than 280,000 refugees, most of them Somali, live in the Dadaab refugee camp that Kenya announced in May it intends…

Amnesty report alleges Sudanese forces use chemical weapons

Sudanese forces are suspected of using chemical weapons in attacks against civilians, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday. The global human rights group said an investigation using satellite imagery to support more than 200 interviews with survivors, combined with expert analysis of images, suggests at least 30 chemical attacks…

Head of UN peacekeeping mission in CAR forced to step down

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic was forced to resign due to allegations, brought by Amnesty International, of rape and murder committed by peacekeepers. At the request of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the general from Senegal, Babacar Gaye, submitted his resignation on Wednesday….