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OVERVIEW
The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019.
As the deadline closed in for regional political commitments to “Silencing the Guns” by 2020, intractable armed conflicts continued, and new forms of violence by non-state actors led to widespread killings, torture, abductions, sexual violence and mass displacements, including crimes under international law, in several sub-Saharan African countries.
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NEWS
October 20, 2021
Nigeria: No justice for victims of police brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests
Official Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini
NEWS
October 19, 2021
Eswatini: Detained MPs must be immediately released and all charges against them dropped
Jaskiran K Marway
NEWS
October 19, 2021
Covid-19: Global attack on freedom of expression is having a dangerous impact on public health crisis
GAMBIA
October 15, 2021
Demand the repeal of repressive laws in Gambia
KC Nwakalor/ Amnesty International
NIGERIA
October 15, 2021
Free Imoleayo Michael
NEWS
October 11, 2021
Chad: Repression of protests continues as authorities fail to protect right to freedom of expression
Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR
IMPACT
October 11, 2021
Three young female activists reveal how they’re claiming their rights
NEWS
October 8, 2021
World Day Against the Death Penalty: Women on death row face despicable discrimination
Howie Shia
NEWS
October 7, 2021
Togo: Prominent activist targeted with Indian-made spyware linked to notorious hacker group
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IMPACT
October 6, 2021
Reflecting on Amnesty International’s Global Assembly 2021
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NEWS
October 6, 2021
Namibia: Discrimination deprives Indigenous San people of the right to health as TB poses serious risk to their lives
AFRICA
October 1, 2021
Eswatini: Authorities must investigate police shooting of a protester and stop excessive use of force
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