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Recycling in Sudan: Turning bombs into agricultural tools


For over three years, the Sudan government has been leading an intense bombing campaign on the Nuba Mountains, in South Kordofan. In an area cut off from the rest of the world, local villagers are now recycling the shells to help them grow crops. Read more...
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Video of Sudanese forces’ “campaign of violence” in South Kordofan

 
In a recently discovered video, Sudanese security forces appear to arrest a terrified adolescent in Gardud al Badry, a small village in Sudan’s South Kordofan region, as the town is burned to the ground. Our Observer, who investigated the incident, says the footage is yet further proof of widespread abuses by government forces in the region. Watch the video…
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Homs awakes to heavy shelling

 
Residents of the Syrian city of Homs awoke on Thursday to intense shelling by the army and security forces. Shooting and explosions could be heard in the old district of Bab Sbaa, and the resulting fires ravaged the city centre, eyewitnesses say. Our Observer there brings us this rare first-hand report. Read more…
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Activists march from Paris to Brussels to highlight mass rape in DR Congo

 
Over 300 km in a little under 14 days, covered entirely on foot. That’s the gruelling challenge a group of Congolese activists set for themselves when they decided to march from Paris to Brussels to draw attention to the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more...
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Colombo’s anti-UN protestors ‘backed by the government’

Demonstrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka against a UN investigation into the possible commission of war crimes in the country entered their third day on Thursday. One of our Observers there explains why the protests are a dream come true for a certain government minister. Read more...

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Katyn crash: "Russians understood at once the extent of Polish suffering"

One of our Observers in Poland told us that Saturday's tragic plane crash, which nearly decapitated the nation's entire government and political elite, could have, paradoxically, drawn two long-standing enemies closer. Read more...

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Stabbed in broad daylight by a soldier, proof in photos

These photos show a Guinean soldier stabbing a supposed protestor in broad daylight. The scenes are even more brutal than those which were revealed the day after the September 28 massacre in Conakry, something which junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara refuses to accept responsibility for, saying that he was "overwhelmed" by his army. Read more and see the photos...

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Is it time up for the Khmer Rouge?

After thirty years of waiting, the Cambodian people are finally facing their brutal past under the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. While the country's youth are happy to forget this dark period, those who lived through the genocide are eager to see it revisited. One of them, who was seven years old when she was jailed and orphaned, tells us why the tribunal will help modern Cambodia. Read more...

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