Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 34 civilians over the weekend, the army and local activists said, and the violence stoked concerns over political instability. Attacks have surged across the country in the past week alongside violent protests over President Joseph Kabila’s failure to step down at the end of his […]

Crime wave and political unrest plague Rio Olympics

Crime wave and political unrest plague Rio Olympics

  The Olympic Games may have just begun, but crime and an overwhelmed police force threaten to overshadow this celebration of sport in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has deployed 85,000 police and soldiers to combat crime and the threat of terrorism for the Olympics — double the number used in the 2012 London Games – […]