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Children in conflict zones: the devastating impact

A catastrophic by-product of ongoing wars in the Middle East is a lost generation of unschooled children. These children find themselves, through no fault of their own, not only displaced but lacking the opportunity for proper schooling and thus, denied a ...

'Murder' backlash after Harambe the gorilla is shot dead

Marksmen killed an endangered gorilla at a US zoo on Saturday after a four-year-old boy managed to get into the animal's enclosure, sparking fury around the world. It also raised larger questions about the morality of keeping ...

Britain's mental health crisis: 'ineffective' community treatment orders condemned

Paul is a 37-year-old man with a history of mental illness. He enjoys football and regularly meets with friends at the pub to watch the game. On weekends he takes the bus to Brighton to visit his girlfriend. Paul has been admitted to hospital many times o ...

Rights campaigner: Britain's first elected Black Mayor

Pundits knew former Labour justice minister Sadiq Khan was likely to become the first Muslim and politician of colour to rule London, despite the dog whistle Islamophobia of his desperate Tory rival.But the shock success of Black candidate Marvin Rees in ...

Vote Sadiq Khan for race equality in London

Labour’s Asian frontrunner in today’s election for the powerful post of Mayor of Britain’s capital city has at last talked about race issues on the campaign trail.More 40 per cent of London’s population comprises people of colour th ...

Syria: poverty, desperation and revenge push youth to join ISIS

Probing new research by the NGO for which I work has uncovered why thousands of young Syrians have become extremist fighters in their civil war torn country.It has found the need to earn a basic living, regain a sense of purpose and dignity and the belief ...

Why Asian mayoral hopeful is being tightlipped about ‘race’

Just back from what was billed as the last campaign speech of the Labour frontrunner for the job of mayor of the UK's capital city.It was a ruthlessly stage-managed affair in the Royal Festival Hall’s Weston Roof Pavilion, a long, narrow penthou ...

Truth about Hillsborough you didn't read on Sun's front page

As Jared Ficklin wrote on The Conversation website, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died.The verdicts, wh ...

Guardian newspaper faces backlash over bias against Bernie Sanders

We’ve been watching with close interest British media coverage of the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the US Democratic Party presidential nomination.Clinton is the right of centre establishment candidate, e ...

'Black Londoners must vote to set the equality agenda'

In all the cut-and-thrust of the forthcoming London elections, one thing is clear. There’s scope for positive change in race relations.One Million Black Londoners are becoming more successful in their traditional inner city habitats. New settlers se ...

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