Syndicate content
Violence
Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for violence, kidnapping and torturing protesters in 2012
21/04/2015 - Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls Morsi verdict biased

The 20-year jail sentence handed to ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday after he was found guilty of kidnapping, torturing and killing demonstrators in 2012 was biased, says a ...
11 Colombian soldiers were killed in Cauca, Colombia in a clash with FARC rebels.
16/04/2015 - Colombia

Colombia lifts bombing truce after attack threatens peace process

Colombia has resumed air raids against rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after a deadly attack killed 11 soldiers earlier this week, highlighting the fragility of the ...
16/04/2015 - South Africa

Immigration controls tightened in wake of South Africa's xenophobic attacks

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and for the attacks against immigrants to end.
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...
Vote-counting in Port Harcourt in Rivers State
30/03/2015 - Report: NIGERIA

Observers appeal for calm as Nigeria awaits election results

Preliminary results for presidential, parliamentary and senatorial polls were expected to be announced on Monday amid continuing security concerns with technical problems sparking violence in Rivers ...
Voter accreditation takes place under tight security in Port Harcourt
29/03/2015 - NIGERIA

Nigeria extends voting amid violence and technical failure

Nigerians are voting for a second day after violence, technical failures and the hacking of the electoral commission’s website forced a one-day extension to allow voters to cast their ...
Otuoke is President Goodluck Jonathan's hometown where he receives unwavering support.
27/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigerian presidential election - Jonathan faces friends and foes in home state

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has a solid base of support in his home state, largely thanks to ethnic loyalty and the benefits brought by a new university.
Attack in Gombe, northeast Nigeria, after President Goodluck Jonathan's visit, 2 Feb.
26/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigeria election campaign marred by violence

Thursday is the final day of campaigning before presidential elections in Nigeria on Saturday.
Foreign nationals, specifically African migrants, working and living in towns and cities across South Africa are routinely targeted
05/03/2015 - Report: South Africa

Xenophobic attacks erupt in South Africa's Limpopo province

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have moved to the north-eastern province of Limpopo.
Despite calls to reform its policy on child punishments, smacking is not banned in France.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

France braces for European judgement on child smacking

France is preparing for criticism from the Council of Europe human rights body on Wednesday after media reported it would be condemned for failing to clearly ban the smacking of children.

Close