South Africa

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 2,782; Deceased prisoners: 57

Algeria

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 3; Deceased prisoners: 5

Angola
Benin
Botswana

Confirmed case amongst prisoners: 1

Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 358; Deceased prisoners: 31

Cape Verde

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 25

Congo - Brazzaville
Comoros
Côte d’Ivoire

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 11+

Djibouti
Egypt

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 98; Deceased prisoners: 16

Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 66

Gabon
Gambia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 2

Ghana

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 13

Guinea

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 86; Deceased prisoners: 3

Guinea-Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Kenya

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 1728

Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 59

Malawi

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 107

Mali
Morocco

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 586; Deceased prisoners: 4

Mauritius
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 138

Niger
Nigeria

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 17

Uganda

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 826

Congo - Kinshasa

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 168

Central African Republic
Rwanda

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 180 ; Deceased prisoners: 12

São Tomé & Príncipe
Senegal

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 18

Seychelles
Sierra Leone

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 31

Somalia
Sudan

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 5

South Sudan
Tanzania
Chad
Togo

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 150

Tunisia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 36

Zambia
Zimbabwe

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 51+; Deceased prisoner: 1

Useful links

  • Amnesty International call on the sub-Saharan African States to free-up space in their prisons by releasing political prisoners and prisoners of conscience

  • The joint declaration of the World Organization against Torture (OMCT) and ten NGOs addressed to African decision-makers

  • The joint statement of 26 national and international stakeholders calling for immediate emergency measures to protect the rights of prisoners in Africa

  • The call of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, the MENA rights group, and 38 other organizations for the governments of the Middle East-North Africa region to take emergency measures to protect prison populations from the COVID-19 virus epidemic

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