Nuria Gadea Martin

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Rwanda 20 years on: the tragic testimony of the children of rape

When Josiane Nizomfura was 12, she wanted to get a glimpse of her father, so she sneaked out of school and went to the public trial where her mother was testifying against him for rape.<p>Levine Mukasakufu had never told Josiane the circumstances of her birth. "I couldn't face it, so she found out …

China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

China's economic engagement in Africa can be measured in dollars — for instance, the $71 million airport expansion contract in Mali, funded by American foreign aid, that went to a Chinese construction firm.<p>More remarkably, it can be measured in people: More than a million Chinese citizens have …

Things to know about this week's election in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are voting on Monday and Tuesday in elections to choose a new president after the military's ouster last year of the country's …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a glaciologist is that the authors are guys that are normally pretty conservative but – by saying the collapse …

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Afghanistan's 'forgotten' poor wince as billions in aid go to badlands | Reuters

AAB BAREEK/KABUL Afghanistan (Reuters) - For all the billions of dollars in foreign aid that have poured into Afghanistan over the past 12 years, Sajeda, her head-to-toe burqa covered in dust, sobs that the world has forgotten the poorest of the poor in the largely untroubled north of the country.<p>A …

UN accuses S Sudan of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has accused the government and rebel forces in South Sudan of committing crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and other types of sexual violence against civilians during five months of fighting.<p>Thursday’s accusation came after the publication of a 62-page report that …

Afghan landslide survivor describes 'ocean of dirt' engulfing village

Rescuers say they fear no-one will be pulled alive from 90ft of mud and death toll may reach 2500 in remote north-eastern region<p>The spring rainy season had already brought death and destruction to northern <b>Afghanistan</b>. For days, flash floods had ripped through high mountain valleys and still the …

The real reason Indian intellectuals are backing Narendra Modi

Let there be no doubt—India’s intelligentsia has begun to embrace the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by strongman Narendra Modi. Economists and editors, film stars and script-writers, athletes and authors are all rushing to beat the crowd that wants to join the BJP before election …

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India elections: what women want from a new government

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>One summer afternoon in 2011, I found myself at Surpur, a Dalit village in Rajasthan's Alwar district, 200km from Delhi. Surpur is a bare, no-frills village: a cluster of haphazardly built, single-storey, unpainted, bricks-and-mortar houses. These are home to 50 …

Brunei adopts 'phase one' of Islamic law

The sultan of Brunei has announced a controversial new penal code based on Islamic criminal punishments criticised by UN human rights officials.<p>"Today... I place my faith in and am grateful to God the almighty to announce that tomorrow, Thursday May 1, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase …

Nigeria: surging bloodshed strains 'marriage of irreconcilables' | Reuters

UNGWAN GATA/ABUJA Nigeria (Reuters) - When Fulani raiders carrying rifles, machetes and clubs stormed his village one night last month, Pius Nna was stunned to see his teenage nephew among them.<p>A man and a girl walk on a street in Bakin Kogi, Zango kataf, Kaduna State, March 22, 2014. Picture taken …

Egyptian judge to rule on death penalty for 1,200 men

More than 1,200 men face the death sentence in Egypt, as a judge deliberates on whether to uphold the sentences he gave 529 defendants in March.<p>The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, whose colleague Mohamed Morsi was removed from Egypt's presidency last July, is among the defendants …

Muslims escorted out of CAR capital Bangui

Peacekeeping troops have escorted around 1,300 Muslims out of the Central African Republic’s capital city, removing one of the last pockets of Muslims from Bangui, in a nation torn apart by religious violence.<p>Peacekeepers stood by on Sunday, as Christians, some armed with machetes and bows and …

Nigeria can handle Boko Haram, part of 'raw democracy', says minister

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria is preparing a special development plan for its poor, violence-hit northeast and increasing spending to counter an Islamist revolt there that could dent growth in Africa’s No. 1 oil producer if it worsens, the country’s finance minister said.<p>Nigeria's Finance Minister …

Muslim schools ‘plot’ teacher: ‘I am not an extremist’

The teacher, who works at one of 25 Birmingham schools currently under investigation over “Operation Trojan Horse”, spoke exclusively to Channel 4 …

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Afghan Election Heads Toward Runoff; Women Cast 36 Percent Of Votes

With 44.9 percent of the ballots in his favor, Afghanistan's former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the candidates vying for the presidency, according to new preliminary results. He will likely face former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in a runoff, officials say. Ahmadzai captured …

Blair's speech on Islamic extremism generates strong reactions

Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.<p>The director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, Chris Doyle, said the former …

Beijing’s Bad-Air Days, Finally Counted

Thanks to the U.S. State Department, Beijing residents finally have the answer to one of the city’s greatest mysteries: How often is the air polluted?<p>Well, a lot, a resident would say. But how many is a lot? Heavy pollution levels can stretch for weeks, leaving locals to grouse over hot pot about …

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a<br>full-time job<p>It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despite labor laws that forbid it.<p>Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan<p>Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, …

Brunei postpones tough new Islamic law

<b>Brunei has postponed the introduction of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.</b><p>Brunei said in October that it would introduce Sharia punishments including death by stoning for adulterers and the severing of limbs for theft.<p>Assistant Director of the Islamic Legal Unit …

South Sudan rebels slaughter 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres

In the single worst atrocity since the conflict began, rebels loyal to the ousted former vice-president attacked foreigners and tribes loyal to the current president of the world's newest country<p>Hundreds of civilians, including women and children, were massacred in ethnic violence when rebels …

Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge

<b>(CNN) —</b> Boko Haram's radical savagery is escalating, along with the number of people killed by the terror group.<p>As the world remains transfixed on ISIS, Boko Haram has bombed schools, churches and mosques; kidnapped women and children; and assassinated politicians and religious leaders alike.<p>Last …

Syria negotiator says Homs once again a 'theater of death' | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday that a deal between trapped fighters and civilians in Homs city and the Syrian authorities had broken down, as government forces appeared close to retaking the besieged opposition area.<p>People gather around wreckage after two …

China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted

BEIJING (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China’s soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.<p>A woman works at a vegetable garden next a canal with polluted waters in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, …