Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that prompted the violence has been declared over. But the incident has morphed into a symbol of the growing chasm between those in the government, the mining companies, and […]

Obama Calls Saudi, U.K. Leaders as Syrian Violence Continues

U.S. President Barack Obama, Saudi King Abdullah and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed that the Syrian regime “immediately” must end the violence against its citizens even as they refrained from calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave office. View full post on Business Stories

UN, France launch air strikes on Gbagbo camp

Vittorio Hernandez – AHN News Abidjan, Ivory Coast (AHN) – The United Nations and France launched Monday air attacks against the camp of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo in a bid to protect civilians and UN personnel. Gbagbo lost in the November election, but has refused to turn over power to President-elect Alassane Ouattara, who […]

Endgames, uncertainty and reprisals in Ivory Coast

X IRIN – IRIN IRIN Staff Abidjan, Ivory Coast (IRIN) – As pro-Alassane Ouattara forces moved into Abidjan on 31 March and rumours flew about the fall of Laurent Gbagbo, residents who have lived through unprecedented violence in recent weeks fear militants on both sides will become more radical than ever in their attacks. Ouattara, […]


A devastating earthquake strikes Japan. A massive tsunami kills thousands. Fears of a nuclear meltdown run rampant. Bloodshed and violence escalate in Libya. View full post on Business Stories

Amnesty Criticizes Hungary Over Roma Violence

AHN News Staff Budapest, Hungary (AHN) – Amnesty International has blasted Hungary for failing to protect the country’s largest Roma population from violence. Identifying shortcomings and gaps in country’s criminal justice system, the human rights group said that police surprisingly failed to record some of the attacks happened between 2008 and 2009 – a charge […]