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December 31, 2020

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demo

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS....
Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

More than 50,000 children and teenagers from Central American countries have arrived in the US in recent months.The influx of young migrants, many of whom risk their lives in the process, has put immense pressure on the immigration system and caused a ...

China gives internet stars a lesson in self-censorship

A group of internet celebrities in China have endorsed a government guideline for self-censorship on a variety of topics such as law, socialism, the state, the public's legal rights, and morality, according to state-controlled media outlet the Peo ...

Global economy loses billions to Somali piracy

The Somali pirates roaming the waters off the Horn of Africa push global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year and severely affect the economic activities of neighbouring countries, a new World Bank report has found.Although hijackings in the regi ...

Male rape victims fight stigma in Uganda

The expression on Moses Kamba's face is cold and hard, and there is a bitter tone in his voice when he talks. Five years ago, soldiers in his former hometown in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo killed his parents, imprisoned and tortur ...

Forgotten child soldiers are a hidden story

Debbie Gore - in Baracka, Democratic Republic of CongoJostling over crater-sized potholes, crammed into a beat up old Renault Espace with sweat impossibly stuck to my face, we made our way through the Eastern region of Fizi in the Democratic Republic of Co ...

Iranian president 'the target of an x-ray death plot'

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the target of an X-ray radiation plot during his trip to Rome for the UN food summit, a senior diplomat has sensationally claimed. Iran's ambassador to Italy, Abolfazl Zohrehvand, said that the would be assassi ...

Unedited: What Mandela really said about Zimbabwe

What the Muslims say

BEIRUT BLOG : Lebanon Counts The Grim Cost Of War

Special Report - Jonathan ErasmusPolitical relations in the Middle East are extraordinarily tense, with a fragile ceasfire now in place, following the war between the Israeli army and the Shiite militia Hizbollah in Lebanon. The war has left the Lebane ...

'Best Dads In The World'

 It's official. The Aka people of central Africa have been named the world's best fathers. Researcher say that the group, called 'Pygmies' by colonisers because of their small stature, dedicate the most time of all the globe's peoples to active fa ...

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