Category Archives: Region
Kenya: Odinga launches presidential campaign (In Photos)
Photos from the launch of the Cord Coalition election campaign at a rally in Uhuru Park, Nairobi on the 30th January. Read on! →
USA: New York law marks the start of gun control
The NY SAFE legislation is the first law since the Sandy Hook shooting to tighten gun ownership, but it comes in the middle of a bitter political fight.
South Africa: Is the African Cup of Nations good for Africa?
The 29th Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), which begun on 19 January when hosts South Africa took on debutants Cape Verde, will attract a record global audience. In 1957, just three teams, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, took part in the Read on! →
Rwanda: Corruption will not be tolerated
Rwanda has been the most successful country in East Africa in stamping out the graft culture, but is it at the cost of freedom?
Syria: Assad’s speech means there is no end in sight
There is no expectation of peace in the near future as the Syrian President refuses to step down and to create a transitional governing body.
Palestine: The decline of Christianity in the West Bank
The last six decades has seen Christian populations plummet in Palestine. What is causing this mass exodus from this Christian landmark?
Sri Lanka: Former rebel speaks of uneasy peace
There has been relative peace in Sri Lanka since the civil war ended between Tamils and government forces, but discrimination is still rife.
Nigeria: Countering the terrorism of Boko Haram
The religious violence in Nigeria’s fractured Northern region has worsened, yet Goodluck Jonathan’s government still doesn’t have a rescue plan
DRC: Peace talks with rebels resumed
Negotiations between the M23 rebels and the Kinshasa government have resumed today, after they were suspended over Christmas.
Scotland: Chessmen in the battle for independence
How has an ancient set of chess pieces become embroiled in the movement for Scottish Independence?