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April 22, 2015

Abject poverty 'fuelling violence against immigrants in South Africa'

President Jacob Zuma's mealy-mouthed language and qualified statements have done little to curb the current anti-immigration violence in South Africa.Last month, the Zulu monarch made a public...

UN report condemns US over police brutality and torture

A United Nations (UN) report has condemned the United States for violating the terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.“The Comm ...

Albinos are target of gruesome attacks in Tanzania

In the past month, a spate of violent attacks in Tanzania targeting people with albinism for their body parts has highlighted a morbid practice linked to witchcraft.People with albinism, also known as albinos, are born with a deficiency of melanin pigment ...

Journalists demand action after Ukraine murder and attacks

Headline-grabbing violence that toppled the president of the Ukraine is said to have claimed the lives of more than 80 people - most of them protesters. Police and security staff have also been killed. What has not made world news is the murder of a journa ...