July 2015

Special report: Chad, tyranny and a silent media

So finally, Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, is being tried for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture during his rule from 1982-1990. A few news items focused on the scuffles which broke out at the trial last week in Dakar, Senegal &n ...
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Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in Spectre

Scrap 'unjust' UK benefit sanctions says new report

Tory advisers are demanding a crucial review of the government’s benefits sanctions regime, following months of criticism over its devastating impact on the disabled, single parents and ethnic minority children.The Social Security Advisory Committee ...

Rapper Kanye West: Canadians say 'we don't want him'

A petition launched to prevent Kanye West from playing the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Toronto later this month has now reached the 50,000 signature mark.The Pan Am Games, which takes place every four years, recently annou ...

Deaths in custody: families demand involvement in new inquiry

Relatives of deaths in police custody victims have called on UK Home Secretary Theresa May to involve them in a newly announced investigation into the scandal.The mother of Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old man who died in a London psychiatric hospital after b ...

Internet trolling is 'emotional terrorism and it's getting worse'

In the past nine months, Brianna Wu has received no fewer than 108 death threats. The majority of these have come through Twitter.That's why Wu, a video game developer, is calling for websites and law enforcement to starting taking action so the inter ...

'Authorities in denial about racism in Russian football'

Russian football officials need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, according to a United Nations official.Racism in the 2018 World Cup host nation was thrown back into the spotlight on Wednesday when the Russi ...