The human rights organisation has pleaded with government not to "abandon its role as a champion of human rights and justice".
Africa is a leading continent in stopping chemical warfare – so what’s happening in Sudan?
Amnesty said cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, phones and laptops could come from mines in DRC that use child labour.
Angola court jails 17 youths, including rapper, for 'rebellion'—sentences are as long as eight years
During the trial, one of them was made to read in full a 183-page book he had written, titled "Tools to destroy a dictator and avoid a new dictator".
Some of the children interviewed -- as young as seven -- said that they had not seen sunlight for a long time as they spent the day in the mines
Amnesty report shows contempt African leaders have for the law, how toothless international justice can be
Many governments have brazenly broken international law and are deliberately undermining institutionsmeant to protect people’s rights
Before and after images and video footage show five possible mass graves in the Buringa area, on the outskirts of Bujumbura
Like elsewhere on the continent transitioning from stability and high economic growth to a shared prosperity in an open democracy proving difficult.
Security forces making situation worse by 'shocking' treatment of already-traumatised civilians, London-based group says.
"They took a five-litre container full of sand and tied it to my testicles. They left it on me for more than an hour, I fainted," - witness.
The militia has also outlawed the wearing of traditional Muslim clothing, and made collective Friday prayers impossible.
Nkurunziza faced no serious competition in the polls, but critics say a win by the incumbent will be a hollow victory.
“We see another five years with him at the helm as a positive thing” - Jacques Nel, economist, NKC Independent Economists, South Africa.
Between a smuggler and death in the sea: Libya 'cruelty' drives dangerous migrant crossings, Amnesty
Feeding on the chaos, traffickers have stepped up their lucrative trade, as a lack of legal avenues frustrates refugees
Burundi protests enter 9th day; why Rwanda is losing sleep and fears of a Great Lakes eruption are growing
At least 9 people have been killed and 177 wounded since unrest began.
In August 2006 toxic residue was sent to Abidjan, where it was later dumped in several sites around the city by a local hauler.
Mass rulings in Egypt and Nigeria increase death sentence rates worldwide
From mass evictions, rape, and crackdowns on civil society groups, 2014 was a "devastating year" for rights