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14 Dec 2018 description

- At least four deaths during protests in less than a week, including three by firearm

- Verified video confirms the location where a 12-year-old boy was shot dead

- New cyber criminality law unduly restricts freedom of expression

10 Dec 2018 description

The “third struggle” for freedom in Africa

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, much of Africa was still in its first struggle for liberation from colonial rule. Only three African countries were present at the UN for the vote: Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. Apartheid South Africa abstained.

03 May 2018 description

• Use of excessive force by security forces against journalists
• Political and ethnic tensions put media organizations at risk
• Glimmers of hope in some countries

23 Oct 2017 description

• Eight killed-including four shot dead-since mid-August

• Two soldiers and two civilians shot dead in Sokodé on Monday and Tuesday

• African pro-democracy activists barred from leaving the country for five days

Togolese security forces must refrain from using force during peaceful protests, Amnesty International said today. Since mid-August, eight people have been killed, including four shot dead in mass protests calling for constitutional reforms, including a limit on the number of presidential terms.

06 Sep 2017 description

6 septembre 2017, 00:01 UTC

• L’opposition appelle à un rassemblement pacifique aujourd’hui et demain

• Au moins deux morts, plusieurs personnes blessées par les forces de sécurité lors des manifestations du mois dernier

• 28 personnes condamnées à des peines d’emprisonnement allant jusqu’à 60 mois

16 May 2017 description

Amnesty International lance une nouvelle campagne mondiale, Osons le courage, pour mettre un coup d’arrêt à la vague d’attaques dont sont victimes les hommes et les femmes qui défendent les droits humains.

Au moins 87 défenseurs des droits humains et 48 journalistes ont été arrêtés arbitrairement en Afrique de l’Ouest depuis 2014.

Tous les cinq jours, un manifestant est tué pendant un rassemblement.

16 May 2017 description

Amnesty International launches new global campaign, ‘Brave’, to stop the wave of attacks against those defending human rights

At least 87 human rights defenders and 48 journalists arbitrarily arrested in West Africa since 2014

One protester killed every five days during demonstrations

States across the region deploy unlawful killings, arrests, surveillance and administrative sanctions to inhibit human rights work

20 Apr 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The nature and intensity of conflicts and crises in Africa vary considerably. However, they are generally characterized by gross human rights violations, including acts that constitute crimes under international law.

04 May 2016 description

Informations présentées par Amnesty International pour l'Examen périodique universel des Nations unies, octobre - novembre 2016

SYNTHESE

04 May 2016 description

Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, October - November 2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

21 Apr 2015 description

Alors que le Togo s’achemine vers des élections présidentielles le 25 avril prochain, les autorités doivent garantir le respect de la liberté de réunion et la liberté d’expression, et ne tolérer sous aucun prétexte l’utilisation excessive de la force comme celle observée le mois dernier, a déclaré Amnesty International aujourd’hui.

30 May 2013 description

When her husband died, Alice Beti and her two children almost became homeless.

Her in-laws had taken over all of her late husband’s property and were threatening to evict them from their house in Kenya.

But one day, Alice, a community health worker, went to a meeting organized by local activists where she learned about her right to inherit part of her husband’s property under the country’s family laws. She understood that her rights had been violated and that she could do something about it.