Hundreds of students, teachers and activists protest in Guadalajara, Mexico wearing white, demanding justice in the case of three siblings, Ana Karen, Luis Angel and Jose Alberto Gonzalez who were found dead after being abducted from their home by an armed group.
Recently, Ini-Ubong Umoran, in the course of a purported job interview, was murdered. The prime suspect is a man identified as Uduak Frank Akpan who had lured her with a job offer on social media. Her gruesome death is a pointer to the growing need to raise awareness about online fraudsters and predators who disguise as recruiters to dupe, rape, and murder.
In Burkina Faso, judges have ruled that exiled former president Blaise Compaoré must stand trial for his role in the assassination of Thomas Sankara, whom he overthrew in a coup d'état in 1987. Also, a Tuareg leader in Mali has been shot dead in the capital Bamako. Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati was a key figure in a 2015 peace accord. And in a major step forward for the protection of women and children in Gabon, customary marriages are finally recognised by the state.
The opening week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, has featured dramatic and emotional testimony. Among those taking the stand in the heavily-guarded downtown Minneapolis courtroom have been Floyd's girlfriend, witnesses to his May 25, 2020 arrest and fellow police officers.
Deeply wounded and forever changed by the death of his nephew George Floyd, Selwyn Jones is apprehensive about the murder trial of the police officer responsible, his doubts fueled by a legal system that historically has been friendly to law enforcement. "Do you think we can handle an acquittal?" says Jones, a maternal uncle to the Black man whose death under the knee of a white Minneapolis officer on May 25, 2020 sparked outraged protests around the world.
Thousands of demonstrators gather outside Argentina's Palace of Justice, seat of the Supreme Court, to demand justice in the murder of 18-year-old Ursula Bahillo -- who was allegedly murdered by her ex-partner after not receiving police protection despite filing several complaints against him -- and to protest against gender violence.
A lonely statue of DR Congo's independence hero Patrice Lumumba marks the spot where he was assassinated 60 years ago, weeds encroaching on the unfinished and largely forgotten roadside memorial. The neglected site does not reflect the adoration the country has for its first prime minister, but its incomplete state could symbolise the unfinished legacy of a man killed just months after taking office. N°8YU2UTN°8YU6MB