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Landmark talks in Uganda

For the first time in four years, Uganda’s president and the king of the nation’s largest ethnic group have gathered together, weeks after deadly riots raged in Kampala.President Yoweri Mu

European Union shuns Ahmadinejad's re-election

The European Union has chosen to forego the tradition of congratulating newly elected world leaders. Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in to a second presidential term. Europe however, has cho

Violence as Sudanese trouser trial continues

The trial of Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a Sudanese woman journalist who risks 40 lashes if convicted of committing an “indecent act” for wearing trousers, is expected to resume today.Hussein,

Zimbabwe conference for new constitution broken up

A conference in Zimbabwe, put together to begin a year of discussions for the drafting of a new constitution for the country, had to be called off on Monday due to the disruption of a riot that broke

Bongo (1935 – 2009)

Gabon’s Omar Bongo Odimba was confirmed dead by Gabonese authorities on Monday 8th June 2009.  He was announced to have died of a heart-attack at a hospital near Barcelona, Spain, where he

Thai protesters resist summit

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have readjusted their focus towards a summit of Asian leaders in the resort town of Pattaya. Some 200 protesters pushed past police barriers to reach the l

China riot city of Urumqi under control

China flooded the capital of western Xinjiang province with security forces on Wednesday after ethnic riots left at least 156 dead.Wounded people from both the Uighur and Han Chinese communities were

China arrests 83 people over ethnic riots

What started out as a peaceful protest turned violent after protestors began to burn vehicles and smash windows. Chinese police have said they will arrest 83 people over the ethnic riots in Xinjiang

Georgians Protest Against President

An estimated 60,000 protestors have gathered outside the Georgian parliament in the capital Tbilisi today. Calling for the resignation of current president Mikhail Saakashvili, opposition groups have

London Riots: The fault of government and parents in raising the youngsters

‘The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an e

World’s hungry reach 1 billion

The food crisis and the global economic downturn have pushed more than 1 billion people into hunger in 2009 according to UN agencies.The Food and Agriculture organization and the World Food Programme

Tens of thousands of protesters defy ban to demonstrate

Tens of thousands of pro-reformist supporters of the defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi defied a protest ban issued by Iran’s interior ministry on Monday, amassing in Revolution

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