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Refugee riot breaks out on Greek island

The stale stench of burning rubbish hung in the air outside the Moria detention centre a day after some of the worst rioting seen on the island where refugees are held. Thick black smoke billowed out from the facility on Tuesday after a fight between some of the unaccompanied children[…]

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Tanu Baru Trusts hosts Remembrance Day

The Tana Baru Trust hosted a Remembrance Day celebration on Sunday, aimed at commemorating the 130th anniversary of the infamous Tana Baru riots. The event was attended by over 100 guests, who were treated to guided tours of the historic cemetery. Each year the Trust seeks to bring light to[…]

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Student riots spread to CPUT Bellville campus

At least 25 people were arrested at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus on Friday as student protests continued. The institution announced that all activities, including classes and exams, had been suspended for the day. Riot police threw stun grenades and questioned students they thought were protesters[…]

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Mauritania anti-slavery verdict sparks riot

Protesters have clashed with police in Mauritania after three anti-slavery activists were sentenced to two years in prison. At least four people were injured after the police used tear gas to disperse protestors on Thursday. Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, the runner-up in 2014 presidential elections and the head of[…]

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