Public cemeteries in Lagos: Are the dead resting in peace or in pieces?
By Guardian Exclusive
13 May 2022 | 7:13 am
The phrase rest in peace can not be used for commoners in this part of the world because they had to go through hard times even while alive. A look at graveyards across the country shows if the souls are resting in peace indeed.
More than 20 acts from across Africa have shown support for victims of conflict at a music festival in eastern Democratic Republic of COngo - taking to the stage despite rising insecurity in the area.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who served 10 years in prison on tax and fraud charges that many believe were politically motivated, spoke to FRANCE 24 from London, where he now lives in exile.
The Republic of Kosovo marks the 15th anniversary of the declaration of its independence from Serbia on February 17. Tensions between the two countries remain high to this day, with relations deteriorating in recent months. Speaking to DW in Pristina, Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti said that the situation persists because "Serbia is not a normal democratic country."
Nigerians will vote on Saturday in what could be their most credible and close electoral contest since military rule ended nearly a quarter of a century ago, and the first in which a presidential candidate who is not from one of the two main parties stands a chance.
A year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, but neither side is ready to talk peace. With no clear resolution in sight, the pressure from abroad is growing.
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, UN member states will vote on a German motion calling for "lasting peace." Though it's non-binding, organizers hope for symbolically broad support.
The 12-point position paper on the war in Ukraine comes amid Western accusations Beijing is considering supplying arms to Russia.
Organizers of the Rebellion for Peace protest have been criticized for playing into Russian President Vladimir Putin's hands. Far-right groups have told their supporters to show up, prompting a strong police presence.
As the voting ends and the collation of results continued across the country, Nigerians have continued to preach peace ahead of the official declaration of results. GuardianTV spoke with a few Nigerians and here is their advice.
Bola Tinubu has the difficult task of uniting the West African nation, as the results of the election highlight how sharply divided citizens are along religious and ethnic lines.
As their country sinks deeper into a financial crisis, more Lebanese people depend on money sent by relatives living abroad to survive. Remittances sent by the Lebanese diaspora, one of the largest in the world, partly explain why Lebanon has not yet descended into social chaos or full-scale revolt, despite the country suffering from what the World Bank calls one of the worst financial crises since the mid-19th century.
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