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22 Sep 2017 description
By June 2017, more than 500 schools had been closed in regions where armed groups are operating. Some, especially in the central region, were forced to close after members of armed groups threatened staff.
05 Sep 2017 description
Attacks and suicide bombings in Cameroon and Nigeria has left at least 381 civilians dead in the five months since the start of April 2017, Amnesty International said.
04 Jul 2017 description
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the region over the past year, creating ongoing crises, starvation and fear, according to Amnesty International.
23 Apr 2016 description
Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of this crime demonstrates an utter contempt for human life and accountability, said Amnesty in a new report.
16 Sep 2015 description
Having killed at least 7,000 people in Nigeria since January 2014, Boko Haram has brought violence to Nigeria’s neighbours, including people living in North Cameroon.
14 Apr 2015 description
One year after the horrific abduction of the Chibok girls, Amnesty International sheds new light on the brutal methods used by the armed group during 2014 and early 2015.
25 Jan 2015 description
Amnesty warns of disastrous humanitarian crisis after reports of two large scale attacks in Nigeria on the major north-eastern city of Maiduguri as well as the town of Monguno.
21 Aug 2014 description
Children accused of being members of armed groups in Mali are currently being held in detention alongside adults, in breach of Mali’s international human rights obligations.
01 Dec 2013 description
While calling for the release of children detained in prison, Amnesty urges the government to investigates the grave human rights violations committed over the last two years by all parties to the conflict.
30 Aug 2013 description
The inability and unwillingness of the authorities to investigate these crimes leaves survivors of sexual violence even more isolated and contributes to a climate of impunity.
07 Jun 2013 description
Preliminary findings of a four-week mission document alleged human rights violations of extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and torture.
11 Feb 2013 description
Poorly regulated international arms transfers continue to contribute to the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18 in hostilities.
14 Jan 2013 description
All parties to the armed conflict in Mali must ensure civilians are protected, Amnesty International urged today as military attacks by French forces continued. With French support, the Malian army launched a counter-offensive against armed Islamist groups on 11 January to prevent the capture of...
19 Jul 2012 description
The International Criminal Court (ICC) should investigate killings, rapes and torture and other possible crimes recently carried out in Mali, Amnesty International said as the country’s government formally asked the Court to step in. Mali’s Minister of Justice Malick Coulibaly delivered a...
16 May 2012 description
Mali’s worst human rights situation in 50 years “After two decades of relative stability and peace, Mali is now facing its worst crisis since independence in 1960.” Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International’s West Africa researcher Date: Wed, 16/05/2012 Hundreds of thousands of people have...
21 Feb 2012 description
On 23 February 2012, the UK government is hosting an international conference on Somalia, with senior representatives of some 40 governments and intergovernmental organizations (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the United States, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Sweden, the...
16 Feb 2012 description
Fighting between Mali’s military and a Tuareg armed group in the north has escalated and is causing a human rights crisis, Amnesty International said today. Dozens have been killed since the violence erupted last month, and thousands of people have fled across the border into neighbouring Niger,...