Zimbabwean police files implicate army in widespread abuses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Zimbabwe Exclusive: documents seen by Guardian suggest soldiers have been responsible for murder and rape during crackdown Armed soldiers patrol the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on 21 January. Photograph: STF/EPA Internal Zimbabwean police documents passed to the Guardian suggest the army has been responsible for Läs mer…

Djibouti: 130 migrants feared dead after two boats overturn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Migration and development Coastguard warns death toll will rise after recovery of 28 bodies, as UN reveals six migrants die at sea each day People search a beach for survivors after two boats capsized off the coast in Godoria, Djibouti, leaving an estimated 130 Läs mer…

‘I'd like to offer you a holiday’: Richard E Grant's childhood letter to Barbra Streisand

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Barbra Streisand Singer responds after actor and superfan shared letter and posed outside her house Richard E Grant sent Barbra Streisand a letter while growing up in Swaziland. Composite: Rob Latour/Rich Fury/Getty Images/REX/Shutterstock Richard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Läs mer…

Libya's oil chief calls for national force to guard petroleum installations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Libya Mustafa Sanalla says specialist unit needed to end repeated seizures of oil assets by militias El Sharara, Libya’s biggest oilfield, has been out of operations since it was seized by an armed group in December. Photograph: Ismail Zetouni/Reuters The head of Libya’s national Läs mer…

The Alex Iwobi ‘gorilla’ insult shines a light on south Asian anti-black racism | Sharan Dhaliwal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Race The Alex Iwobi ‘gorilla’ insult shines a light on south Asian anti-black racism Sharan Dhaliwal Bollywood actor Esha Gupta was part of a shameful conversation about the Arsenal player. The problem goes way beyond her, though Bollywood actor Esha Gupta said she Läs mer…

Arrests made in Sicily over suspected sex trafficking of girls from Nigeria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trafficking and exploitation in focus Global development Authorities believe trafficking ring lured young women to Italy to force them into prostitution More than 80% of the Nigerian women arriving in Italy from Libya between 2016 and 2017 were victims of trafficking, according to the Läs mer…

Cameroon opposition leader who claims he won 2018 election arrested

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cameroon Maurice Kamto and other opposition members arrested following protests against election result Maurice Kamto holds a news conference at his headquarters in Yaounde following the contested October 2018 election. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters A Cameroonian opposition leader who claims he won last year’s election Läs mer…

Laura Plummer tells of relief at release from Egyptian prison

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hull Woman jailed for carrying painkillers says she cannot wait to get home to the UK Laura Plummer was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2017, but was granted early release this week. Photograph: Handout A British woman released from jail in Läs mer…

'Alone in the darkness': life for Liberia's fishermen – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The threat of poaching by foreign trawlers has eased for the nation’s 33,000 local fishermen, who are hauling in the rewards of a coastguard crackdown Photographs: Nicole Schafer/Sea Shepherd Robertsport is one of four coastal towns in Liberia that are home to the nation’s Läs mer…

Breast-ironing: British peer to raise issue in parliament

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development Leading QC Alex Carlile hopes to force wider scrutiny of the practice after Guardian revealed ‘dozens’ of girls subjected to abusive custom Stone and stick used for breast ironing. The Guardian revealed anecdotal evidence of dozens of recent cases of the practice Läs mer…

'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global health Health officials battle to stop disease spreading in Kampala slums with lack of toilets and poor sanitation made worse by heavy rains Filling water cans in a slum in Kampala, where lack of toilets and clean water is exacerbating the spread of Läs mer…

Leading UK child health body under fire over baby milk sponsorship

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global health Royal College of Paediatrics urged to rethink conference funding amid claims deal contravenes World Health Organization code A baby in Eritrea drinks formula milk. An estimated 823,000 child deaths would be avoided each year in low- and middle-income countries if all babies Läs mer…

Lions have adapted to hunt seals and seabirds in Namibia, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wildlife Desert lion population learning to hunt marine life to survive harsh conditions on Skeleton Coast A lioness feeds on a Cape fur seal in Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Photograph: P Stander/Namibian Journal of Environment Lions in Namibia have turned to hunting seabirds and seals Läs mer…

Laura Plummer freed from Egyptian prison

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK news Retail worker from Hull jailed for three years for drug possession gets early release Laura Plummer was stopped at Hurghada airport in October 2017 with 290 tramadol tablets in her suitcase. Photograph: Family handout/PA A British woman jailed in Egypt for possession Läs mer…