The government of Russia has announced a sweeping new policy commemorating the victims of past repressions during the era of the Soviet Union.
Not that you’ll hear about in the Western press which will continue to insist Putin sees Stalin … Read the rest
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday banned a documentary film about a doctor who treats war rape victims, leading the filmmakers to say the government was trying to silence debate about sexual violence.
Media Minister Lambert Mende gave no … Read the rest
Two 16-year-old black youths carrying pangas in a street in Knysna were arrested by police.
Sergeant Chris Spies said the two teenagers were walking down Peter Street and Khayelethu in Knysna on Monday afternoon.
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At least 18 people died when a pirogue carrying passengers on the River Niger in central Mali capsized on Wednesday, said a spokesperson for the country’s department of homeland security and emergency preparedness.
There were four missing and 70 survivors … Read the rest
US pop star Pharrell Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several “sustainability-focused projects” and fundraising for education.
Williams will be in South Africa next month but faces disruptions from … Read the rest
Living on the conveyor-belt of state-promoted South African Stalinist ‘alternative realities’, the makers of Luister have found a unique way to survive without money.
Praag asked filmmaker Dan Corder how he funded his diatribe against Afrikaners. Corder promptly replied as … Read the rest
Black cities across the US are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines. Milwaukee, has had more killings this year already than all of 2014.
As in places like Ferguson and Baltimore, tensions over race and police … Read the rest
Italy’s simmering anti-immigrant sentiment has been stoked by the murder of an elderly couple in their home in Sicily, allegedly by an African asylum seeker.
Mamadou Kamara, an 18-year-old from the Ivory Coast, allegedly slit the throat of Vincenzo Solano, … Read the rest
A woman who died last week in northern Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola, the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) said Monday, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status.
There had been celebratory scenes … Read the rest
Keleti train station in Budapest, which has emerged as ground zero in Europe’s spiraling migration crisis, temporarily shut down its services on Tuesday under the strain of an influx of migrants trying to travel to Germany from Hungary.
Emphasizing the … Read the rest
The Czech Republic should defend its borders, using the army to expel “illegal immigrants” because the European Union isn’t curbing the influx of refugees into the bloc, President Milos Zeman said.
Zeman’s comments echoed those of other politicians calling for … Read the rest
Israelis who visited the Auschwitz concentration camp museum in Poland on Sunday were shocked to discover that the museums’ management had placed mist showers near the facilities entrance, in an effort to beat the heat. Anyone who saw the showers … Read the rest