Tag: Amnesty International

#ENDSARS: Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka on how to address the unrest in Nigeria

On Tuesday violence erupted in Lagos, Nigeria. Some military personnel fired at youths protesting over police brutality and deep-rooted social injustices. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka about the situation.

#ENDSARS: Unrest escalates in Nigeria

Tensions in Nigeria are escalating, as citizens call for an end to Police brutality. About two weeks ago unrest erupted, with Nigerians voicing out their anger over abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Thousands have taken to the streets, with peaceful protesters being shot and killed. Amnesty International has blamed security forces. A curfew has also been imposed in the capital Lagos. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor and Onyekachi Adekoya, Managing Director at PR24 Nigeria share more insight.

Op-Ed: Zimbabwean opposition activists charged following their own abduction

On Tuesday, May 26, authorities in Zimbabwe charged three activists from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-A) with breaching the country’s lockdown regulations, nearly two weeks after they were allegedly abducted and brutalised after being taken into police custody.

Amnesty International embarks on a mission to change quality of education in SA

Although we are in the wake of 25 years of democracy in South Africa there are still concerns and contestations over the poor quality of education that children are receiving as alarming figures such as 78 per cent of 10 year-old learners in South Africa are unable to read. Amnesty International has recently launched a campaign to deal with these Issues, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya’s Sengwer fear eviction from their forest land

The Sengwer hunter-gatherers have fought with the government for more than five decades for the right to live in the Embobut forest in the Cherengany Hills.

Kenyan leaders challenged to spearhead national healing

Kenyan leaders challenged to spearhead national healing

Ethiopia: Journalist’s guilty verdict a further slap in the face for justice

Responding to reports that Ethiopia’s Federal High Court has found prominent Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw guilty of “provocation of revolt,” Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and...

South Africa: Revocation of withdrawal from the ICC a chance to rethink thwarting pursuit of justice

"It remains to be seen if this revocation means a shift in Government’s intention to withdraw from the ICC or rather a temporary step to comply with the High Court decision and exhaust domestic procedures before formalising its withdrawal."