A number of Western governments have stepped up their condemnations of violence and brutality in Guinea. An estimated 157 died last week as government troops shot demonstrators voicing their disapproval of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.
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Twitter users and bloggers have responded to riots that broke out late last week in Uganda’s capital city, leaving at least 21 dead. By Monday, Kampala was relatively calm — but the turmoil points to mounting tensions between Uganda's government and traditional kingdoms.
Chinese authorities are struggling to contain riots by Han Chinese rioters who seek better protection from attacks by Uighurs. Over 500 syringe needle attacks have occurred in the last few weeks.
As ideologues from inside and outside Honduras weigh in on the fate of the country's ousted leader, Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner hopes that one group — the millions of desperately poor people in Honduras — will somehow benefit in the end.
Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the recent violence involving China's ethnic minority Uighur population. The show also looks at Uighur aspirations of secession, Han Chinese immigration and Chinese nationalism. Enze Han, Andrew James Nathan and Alim Seytoff join the conversation. Listen now.
Deadly violence between China's Muslim Uyghur population and the Han Chinese is now being called some of the worst ethnic violence in China in decades. Andrew James Nathan of Columbia University discusses who the Uyghurs are, their grievances and what the riots may mean for China.
Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.