Amnesty

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad

In a statement, he said the government will prosecute those who fail to comply when the amnesty ends in February.

"Such malpractices constitute a very serious economic crime against the people of Zimbabwe," Mr Mnangagwa said.

Since taking office last week, he has pledged to crack down on corruption.

"Huge sums of money and other assets" have been "illegally externalised by certain individuals and corporates," the president said in a statement.

Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says

A new report by the human rights group alleges that mass hangings took place every week at Saydnaya prison between September 2011 and December 2015.

Amnesty says the alleged executions were authorised at the highest levels of the Syrian government.

The government has previously denied killing or mistreating detainees.

Amnesty on illegal guns in elections

This is part of a guns moratorium strategy by the Security Force arm of the Inter-Departmental Election Committee (IDEC) to restrict and prevent potential gun violence during the 2017 General Elections.

“The guns moratorium will come into effect and that’s going to be one of the strategies we will use to mitigate issues of threats confronting us,” Baki said.

Amnesty: Hundreds 'disappeared' by Egyptian forces

Activists say people are being detained without access to family or a lawyer, and held incommunicado without formal charges or a trial. They call it "enforced disappearances," and in the first five months of 2016 alone, a suspected 630 of these have already been documented, Amnesty says.

That amounts to an average of four or five people each day since 2015, according to the group. Half of these may never resurface.