[Premium Times] Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Cameroon are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday.
[Vanguard] More groups have thrown their weight behind recent calls for the sack of Amnesty International from the country owing to its claimed disreputable role in the current fight against Boko Haram in the North Eastern Nigeria.
[Deutsche Welle] At least 800 people have died since the start of the Oromo protests in Ethiopia one year ago, according to Amnesty International. Thousands have been detained after the government imposed a state of emergency.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Khartoum is attempting to counter the international uproar following allegations of the Sudanese government’s use of chemical weapons against citizens of Darfur, by filing a lawsuit against Amnesty International.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -About 2,000 girls and boys have been kidnapped by Boko Haram since the beginning of 2014, according to Amnesty International
[This Day] Abuja, Warri and Yenagoa -Barring any major progress in the ongoing dialogue between the federal government and stakeholders in the Niger Delta to end the attacks on oil and gas installations, the Nigerian military is in process of wrapping up plans to launch a major offensive against the militants sabotaging facilities in the oil-rich region.
[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerian army is suspected of killing hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims, but there are doubts whether the alleged culprits will be prosecuted.
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt has objected to a UN Human Rights Council resolution on prohibiting the death penalty, Egypt’s permanent delegate to the UN said on Saturday.
[Deutsche Welle]Amnesty International’s annual report says conflict and insecurity have afflicted the lives of countless people across Africa. DW spoke to Amnesty’s Africa Director for Research and Advocacy Netsanet Belay.
[Swazi Media]The rule of law, access to effective remedies and protection of human rights in Swaziland continued to deteriorate in the past year as a consequence of the further undermining of judicial independence, Amnesty International said in its annual report.