Tensions grow between DRC and Rwanda as rebels gain ground
05 November 2022 | 8:08 am
M23 rebels have made gains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears of a further deterioration of security. The African Union has called for a ceasefire and negotiations to ensure peace.
Authorities shut down internet and restricted gatherings in the western Indian town after a widely-circulated video showed two men slitting a tailor's throat. It comes amid widespread religious tensions in India.
We look at reactions in the French press to the verdict of the "trial for the history books" – that of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Also, Indian papers react after the brutal murder of a tailor sparks Hindu-Muslim tensions. Finally, Californian authorities restitute beachfront land to the descendants of a Black couple, a century after it was seized.
Relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Rwanda hit an all-time low as each blamed the other for escalating violence in the region. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by fighting.
At least 15 people have been killed during violent protests directed against the UN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Protestors say a long-serving UN peacekeeping mission in the country has failed to protect civilians from militia violence.
Senegal's ruling party and main opposition coalition have both claimed victory in legislative elections, with opposition leader Ousmane Sonko accusing President Macky Sall of trying to "confiscate" victory.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (August 10) met with Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde in Kinshasa ahead of his trip to neighboring Rwanda.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday he discussed with Rwandan President Paul Kagame "credible reports" that Rwanda continued to support the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nationwide protests over the price of fuel and other goods have gripped Ecuador for almost two weeks. Protesters say they won't back down until the government meets all of their demands.
Museums in Taiwan are working on plans to save their most important collections in the event of a Chinese invasion. Some have even begun wartime response exercises.
LGBTQ+ people in Rwanda want the government to collect data on them in the forthcoming national census in order for them to plan for their needs and end discrimination.
Liliane Mugabekazi, arrested in Rwanda for "shameful dressing," has been granted bail. The 24-year-old woman was arrested on August 7 after she attended a concert wearing a sheer dress. The arrest sparked outrage among Rwandans.
Rebels in Tigray said the government in Addis Ababa has launched a "large-scale offensive." The claims could not be independently verified as the Tigray region is under a communications blackout.
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