CSO letter to the South African President C. Ramaphosa on the eve of the 47th G7 summit

HE President Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa 23 June 2022 H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa, As you prepare to meet with the Leaders of the G7 at Schloss Elmau this weekend, we, the undersigned group of African and international civil society members ask you to set out the critical areas where the G7 must… View Article

Hate speech and incitement of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kampala, Uganda 23rd June 2022 Atrocities Watch Africa (AWA) is deeply concerned about recent hate speech in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Discourse instigating hatred, violence and discrimination of Kinyarwanda speakers both Rwandan and Congolese, calling on them to return to Rwanda, has become more common in the wake of the most recent March… View Article

Sudan – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   The situation in Sudan remains volatile. The UN Mission in Sudan, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) launched, on 12 May, preliminary talks intended to set the ground rules for further negotiation. Some groups, including the Forces for Freedom… View Article

South Sudan – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   There has been a decrease in violence in South Sudan. May showed the lowest number of violent incidents since the start of the year and a sharp decrease in fatalities when compared to April.[1] However, communal violence and cattle raids continued throughout the… View Article

Somalia – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   In May, Somalia saw an increase in violence, particularly in the run up to the 15 May presidential election. According to ACLED, there was about a 25% increase in the number of incidents, compared with the monthly average over the previous year. However,… View Article

Nigeria – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Violence continued in Nigeria, in May, there has been a slight decrease in reported events, and an over 26% decrease in fatalities throughout the country when compared to the monthly average of the past year. Despite this, in the north-eastern region, violent events… View Article

Mozambique – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   ACLED recorded an increase in violence in May after a calm in April with all violent incidents taking place in the Cabo Delgado province. Attacks by the Islamic State (IS) continued throughout the month.[1] May started with a surge in violent incidents concentrated… View Article

Mali – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Violence in Mali increased. ACLED reported a slight increase in violent events against civilians and over 200% increase in battles throughout the country when compared to April 2022, however, levels of violence were significantly less than those of March. In Mopti, violence against… View Article

Libya – update June 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 5, June 2022 Read full newsletter here.   The security situation remains fragile.[1] Tensions escalated mid-May when Bashagha entered Tripoli accompanied by armed groups, after a two month stand-off between his administration and that of Dbeibah. He withdrew hours later after clashes broke out between fighters allied to both representatives.[2] Bashaga’s… View Article