A man accused of raping a seven-year old child at a restaurant in South Africa makes his first court appearance.
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Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
South Africa’s far right never had a big support base, even under apartheid.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.
The push to tax social media users is gaining momentum across Africa.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa’s free and vibrant social media.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Malagasy people take part in famadihana, the ritual of the dead, to honour their ancestors.
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Africans have steadfastly responded to oppression through culture.
Candles in memory of those killed in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall attack in September 2013.
Containing Al-Shabaab in Kenya doesn’t directly reduce the group’s standing inside Somalia.
There’s been a decline in many crimes in South Africa but the murder rate has increased for the sixth year.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa’s crime statistics.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed must unite his people.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country’s contemporary history of tribal politics?
Flooding is an annual reality across Nigeria.
Flooding seems to be an inevitable reality for Nigeria. But the risks can be minimised.
A deluge of information isn’t the way to win people over.
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The Colombian government has learned the hard way that simply explaining a complex deal to people won’t win them over.
A Presbyterian church in Belfast.
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, churches have tended to marginalise the mavericks who helped bring about peace.
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Wildlife conservation is often part of the peacebuilding process, but there is a risk it can make conflicts even worse.
Building peace from the bottom up.
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Brexit negotiations threaten the peacebuilding efforts that have taken place since the Good Friday Agreement.
Kim Jong-il and his counterpart Kim Dae-jung give peace a chance in 2000.
For a brief moment at the turn of the millennium, it seemed Seoul and Pyongyang were starting to open up to each other.
We need to learn the skills of living together.
Cambodians pray for peace.
Once one of the world’s very poorest countries, Cambodia has been through a remarkable two and a half decades of growth and development.
An Eritrean refugee at ‘The Jungle’ camp in the port of Calais. Thousands of Eritreans flee repression at home to seek a better life elsewhere.
Eritrea achieved independence 25 years ago amid high expectations for its future. Today, the country’s youth make up a large portion of the refugees risking their lives for a better future in Europe.
These participants in a seminar on advocacy and peacebuilding are part of a generation of young people working for global peace and security.
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When nearly half the world’s people are under 24 years old, they clearly have a critical role to play in working for peace and security around the world.
South African academics are extremely worried about President Jacob Zuma’s axing of the finance minister.
Academics from several South African universities say that in the current world economy decisions about any country’s finance minister cannot be made “lightly or capriciously”.
A Syrian refugee flees from ISIS attack.
There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS.