28 Dec 2021
Weeks after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state, Barbados is set for a general election. The country's ruling party currently has an overwhelming majority in parliament.
31 May 2021
Amid the senseless bloody massacre going on in the Republic of Congo, one baby has survived an attack on a village northeast of the country. The four-month-old was found by villagers and security men on the back of one of the victims of the overnight raid.
2 Apr 2021
The French government wants to reserve homeschooling for children suffering from illness or undergoing intensive training in music or sports. The proposed legislation takes aim at families who supposedly opt for homeschooling to subvert France's much-cherished value of laïcité, or state secularism. But impacted families say they have the legal right to teach their children as they see fit.
24 Mar 2021
The longtime president of the Republic of Congo is set for another five-year term after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the death of his main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas.
17 Feb 2021
Locals were seen mourning their deaths on Monday, after at least 13 civilians and three soldiers were killed during an attack on the village of Ndalya, in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Ituri province, on Sunday. An army spokesperson blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s. Locals were seen wrapping the dead bodies in plastic.
28 Jan 2021
The UK's papers mark a grim milestone after it becomes the first nation in Europe to lose more than 100,000 people to Covid-19. In India, papers are divided over farmers' disruption of Republic Day celebrations. The Hindustan Times says protesters have discredited their movement, but the Deccan Chronicle says they showed that India's national holiday belongs "as much to the people as to the state." We also look at an overdue change in Nigeria's defence leadership and a plan to cull grey squirrels in the UK by putting them on birth control.
7 Mar 2020
The "federal character" is a principle, which was enshrined in Nigeria's Constitution since 1979 to ensure that appointments to public service institutions fairly reflect the linguistic, ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity of the country. As it is, it seems to be missing in our federation. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest installment of Inside Stuff.
15 Jun 2019
June 12 struggle: Northern governors in the second republic recount ordeal.
7 Mar 2019
Many Germans still remember Berlin's demolished Palace of the Republic, but the draft for a new East German constitution from 1990 is widely forgotten. An art event revisits the symbolic charge of the two phantoms.
19 Jun 2017
French president Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party wins a large majority in parliament, according to Interior Ministry data.