Tuesday, 17th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

‘I hope this violence, cruelty end soon’, young woman, choking back tears, says after 6 days in shelter

By Guardian Exclusive
03 March 2022   |   5:23 am
Sofiya, one of thousands of Kyiv residents who spent their sixth night at a metro station seeking shelter from Russian missile and rocket attacks, choked back tears as she spoke about Ukrainian families' ordeal. "It is terrible how many kids are there. We want to live as independent, normal country. And thank you that so many countries can hear us and support us. I hope all this violence and cruelness ends soon, ” she said.

Related

28 Dec
Militias rule northeastern Congo through fear and bloodshed. The central government has little to no authority here. Mama Faida saw her own family murdered - and joined a militia to seek revenge.
1 Jan
German IS returnee Jennifer W. is one of the first people worldwide to receive a prison sentence for war crimes against Yazidis in Iraq.
12 Jan
Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, is reported to be calm but tense after the worst violence in decades. The Interior Ministry has said more than 5,000 people were arrested. The death toll from the unrest remains unclear.
17 Jan
As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
21 Jan
Iraq is at a crossroads as the losers of the country's recent elections are using violence in an attempt to overturn the results of the vote. At the same time, a genuine opposition is emerging for the first time.
24 Jan
Salima Mukansanga, the first woman to officiate an Africa Cup of Nations match, says female referees deserve their place.
25 Jan
Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
2 Feb
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.
6 Feb
In a dimly-lit room with racks of women's clothing, Ghanaian artist and LGBT+ activist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi prepares herself for the day, pairing a dress with carefully applied makeup. Transitioning is not illegal in Ghana, but it will become so if a new law is passed, intended to tighten already strict anti-LGBT+ regulations which render same-sex relations illegal. Homophobia is pervasive in the West African country and trans people are generally considered to be gay.
11 Feb
Ninety-eight-year-old Priscilla Sitieni is the oldest primary school pupil in grade six at a school in Kenya's Rift Valley. Sitieni wants to achieve the goal of a lifetime: to pass her exams and obtain her diploma.
16 Feb
Lawyers for the family of a cinematographer killed when a gun mistakenly fired on the set of the movie "Rust" have said a real firearm was not required, and blamed "reckless behavior" for her death.
27 Feb
Clashes took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last Saturday as a "Freedom Convoy" entered the French capital. In that context, old videos dating from 2019 were shared on social media – we sift through some of those that went viral.