Amnesty Int’l: Sub- Saharan Africa makes progress to abolish the death penalty

  • 12-04-2018

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    Amnesty International says Sub-Saharan Africa made great strides in the global fight to abolish the death penalty with a significant decrease in death sentences being imposed across the region.
    In its 2017 global review of the death penalty published today, the rights organization said that it recorded a drop in the number of executing countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
    It said that in the year under review only two executions are known to have been carried out in South Sudan and Somalia.
    Steve Cockburn is the Deputy Regional Director for Amnesty International’s West Africa Office.