Letter to the UN Human Rights Council to extend the mandate of the ICHREE

Extend the mandate of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. 21 September, 2022  Your Excellencies, The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and Atrocities Watch Africa (AWA) urge the UN Human Rights Council (from now on the Council) to support a resolution that extends the mandate of the International Commission… View Article

SUDAN: Letter to President of the US, Establishing a Line of Defense for Democracy in Sudan through Targeted Sanctions

August 31, 2022 RE: Establishing a Line of Defense for Democracy in Sudan through Targeted Sanctions Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned 101 human rights organizations, scholars and leading activists, urged you in May of this year to impose targeted sanctions on Sudanese Generals Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, for… View Article

NIGERIA 2023: A MAJOR TEST FOR DEMOCRACY IN NEED OF CRITICAL SUPPORT

Nigerians will head to the polls on 25 February 2023 to select a new president and national assembly, and on 11 March to select new governors and State Houses of Assembly. Current President Buhari is set to step down after serving eight years in office. He has promised free, safe, and transparent elections, but the… View Article

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