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Violence in Guinea shocks international community

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Violence in Guinea shocks international community

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.

Posted: October 8, 2009 13:37   Comments: 4
Twitter, blogs and Kenyan TV on deadly Ugandan riots

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Twitter, blogs and Kenyan TV on deadly Ugandan riots

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.

Posted: September 14, 2009 13:40   Comments: 2
Chinese authorities seek to quell new Xinjiang unrest

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Chinese authorities seek to quell new Xinjiang unrest

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.

Posted: September 4, 2009 16:41   Comments: 2
Chinese Uighurs and Tibetans in the same boat

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Chinese Uighurs and Tibetans in the same boat

Kinsey Wright taught English in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region. She writes about her experience watching coverage of early July's Uighur civil unrest while in north India with exiled Tibetans.

Posted: September 2, 2009 12:14   Comments: 9
Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

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Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

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.

Posted: July 9, 2009 09:43   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

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Tune in: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

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.

Posted: July 7, 2009 19:39   Comments: 15
Scores killed in China in violent ethnic clashes

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Scores killed in China in violent ethnic clashes

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.

Posted: July 6, 2009 15:11   Comments: 16
Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

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Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

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.

Posted: January 28, 2009 16:45   Comments: 1
Boy’s death sparks violent riots in Greece

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Boy’s death sparks violent riots in Greece

Hundreds of Greek youth riot across the country after police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy on Saturday.

Posted: December 8, 2008 15:54   Comments: 2
Years later, roots of French riots remain

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Years later, roots of French riots remain

Worldfocus travels to the site of the French riots that took place three years ago. Tensions between the Arab and French populations still simmer.

Posted: November 18, 2008 14:02   Comments: 3

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