Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Dr Denis Mukwege hits out at violence and failure to protect women in his home country Dr Denis Mukwege talks to the media after his Nobel peace prize win, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Reuters The Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize Read more about Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit[…]

Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists

After signing a peace deal with its largest rebel group, the FARC, the country saw its homicide rate fall to the lowest point in decades. Now killings are on the rise. Relatives and friends carrying the coffin of Holmes Niscué, an indigenous leader killed on August 19, in the mountains near Tumaco, Colombia.CreditCreditFederico Rios Escobar Read more about Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists[…]

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Yesterday, the fastest genocide in history happened exactly 23 years ago in Srebrenica

  In that horrible decennium that was the ‘90s (that began with the invasion of Kuweit and the following war in Iraq, and ended with the war in Kosovo), in 1994 there was that what was registered as the fastest genocide in history: approximately a million deaths in Rwanda, in less than a hundred days. Read more about Yesterday, the fastest genocide in history happened exactly 23 years ago in Srebrenica[…]