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Tuesday 20 March 2012
Attempts to capture Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord who is the target of an internet campaign demanding that he face justice, may lead to the killings of child soldiers he uses as his bodyguards and would thus be opposed by the United Nations.
Monday 19 March 2012
Jason Russell, a film-maker and activist behind the viral sensation Kony2012, will probably escape charges after running naked through the streets of San Diego last week, police said yesterday.
Monday 19 March 2012
Wife of film-maker denies drink or drugs were involved in his mental breakdown
Sunday 18 March 2012
Man behind warlord internet sensation found wandering in his underwear in incoherent state
Thursday 15 March 2012
Few faces evoke more hatred and fear in northern Uganda than Joseph Kony, one of Africa's most wanted men whose brutal legacy was thrust back into the spotlight by a hugely popular US video.
Friday 09 March 2012
A film that challenges a Ugandan warlord is an internet sensation, but is collective outrage the best way to call for change?
Thursday 08 March 2012
A video posted by an US activist group highlighting wartime atrocities in Africa, has proved once again the power of social media as a campaigning tool.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Ennis leads home charge at Grand Prix but Kipchoge provides sting in tail
Saturday 18 February 2012
The Home Office has paid compensation of more than £1m, plus £1m costs, in a case involving 40 child asylum seekers who were wrongly detained as adults, it has been reported.
Friday 17 February 2012
The first person to ride around the Velodrome, one of the Olympic Park's signature constructions with its sweeping roof and wood-panelled exterior, was appropriately enough Sir Chris Hoy. The second, slightly less appropriately, was Boris Johnson. That was nearly two years ago, which only goes to show how far ahead of the game the entire project has been.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
An MP who first tried to introduce anti-gay legislation carrying the death penalty for some homosexual acts reintroduced the bill yesterday, raising concerns among rights activists who have been fighting it.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
A lawmaker in Uganda is reintroducing an anti-gay bill that received wide condemnation, including from US President Barack Obama.
Sunday 05 February 2012
For the past 25 years, children in central Africa have fled their homes in the twilight hours to avoid capture (and worse) by the marauding Lord's Resistance Army.
Thursday 26 January 2012
A Church of England vicar was jailed for two and a half years today after carrying out dozens of sham marriages allowing illegal immigrants to live in the UK.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Pro-democracy activists fear that Rwandan strongman plans to extend his term in office
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train