Lilian Syssoco is a nine-year-old mulatto girl with a Russian father and an African mother. A week ago two Naziskins attacked her in front of her house in Saint Petersburg, kicking and punching her, stabbing her in the neck and face, and then cutting out her tongue. She’s now recovering in a local children’s hospital, where her condition is grave but stable. The public prosecutor in charge of the case, Sergei Zaitsev, wants to incriminate her attackers for “hooliganism” instead of for “aggression inspired by racial hatred”, a charge that carries a much heavier penalty
Exactly four years ago, the Angolan government and rebels signed a peace treaty. Much remains to be done to overcome the legacy of the war, but between lasting problems and development efforts, the nation looks forward
On March 21st, the first day of spring, the Afghans celebrated their new years eve, the Nawroz of year 1385 – according to the Persian calendar. On March 29th, only a few days later, the Talibans started their traditional “Spring attack”, inaugurating the fifth year of armed resistance against the foreign occupying forces
We asked Gino Strada, the founder of Emergency, to write a letters column for PeaceReporter. He has accepted our request and we are delighted to bring him to our readers. Sabelli Fioretti: For some time I have smelled the stench of sulphur as I wander amongst the Left and the Right. And you would be the devil. Why?
The biggest debate on immigration in the last twenty years is currently taking place in the USA. How to deal with people who enter the States without the right documents? Which rights should immigrants be granted and how many should be allowed in to the country? These are just a few of the questions politicians are being asked to respond to
The Brazilian president Lula has undergone the second government crisis in less than one year. Elections are coming this fall and he has not yet decided if he will run for re-election or not. Yet even amongst this turmoili and diappointment, opinion polls show that Brazilians would happily re-elect Lula