Tag Archives: violence

Africa: News Update

A selection of interesting/insightful recent stories from the continent for your perusal: UN report into sexual violence during conflict Congo-Kinshasa: UN calls for peaceful resolution of poll disputes Swaziland: The greed of King Mswati III Sudan and South Sudan: Oil tensions … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Violence forces exodus in Mali

Rebellion in Mali Violence linked to the continuing rebellion of the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA)- a predominantly Tuareg group seeking self-determination for North Mali- has sparked a refugee crisis in the region. Over 15,000 people, including Malian … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Election Day: Liberia

Reports on todays national elections in Liberia appear to indicate that voting so far has been relatively peaceful, though tensions in the capital Monrovia remain high. The poll, which opened at 8am this morning, follows yesterdays violence in which 1 opposition supporter … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Elections, Liberia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment