Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder on Wednesday for shooting dead unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's surrender followed weeks of racial tensions and protests over the case.
We meet a former member of Colombia's FARC rebel group who is trying to start again. Next, we head to the United States where one month on, there is still no explanation as to why a young unarmed teenager was shot dead in Florida. Finally, 30 years after the Falklands war, we speak to the Argentinean soldiers trying to cope with the scars of the past.
In Tanzania, being an albino can mean a death sentence. Witchdoctors claim their body parts can be turned into miraculous medicines or make you rich and lucky. The authorities are struggling to stop this macabre business. But amidst this hell, there is hope: the Mukidoma School provides a refuge, taking in albinos and giving them another chance.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Fri. 30/03/12: International papers react to Thursday's general strike in Spain. El Pais says it’s important to keep an open dialogue between the government, different political parties and trade unions. The Guardian says that on top of labour laws, Spain needs to reform its two-speed labour market. Also, the New York Times explores the US "gated community mentality", in the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Renowned French cosmetics tycoon Jean-Paul Guerlain was convicted by a French court on Thursday of making racist remarks during a television interview in 2010. The 75-year-old heir to the Guerlain empire was fined €6,000.
America’s online community in shock following the murder of an Iraqi woman in California. Egypt is busy preparing for May’s presidential election. And a British student is sentenced to 56 days in jail for posting racist remarks on Twitter.
Jean-Paul Guerlain, once known as the "nose" behind the famous French perfume brand that bares his name, risks jail time and a hefty fine Thursday if a Paris court finds him guilty on charges of making "racist insults".
Several thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday, urging unity and religious tolerance in the wake of the shootings of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers by the radical Islamist Mohamed Merah.
Barack Obama has drawn a personal link to an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead last month in Florida by a volunteer guard, saying that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon”. The man who killed Trayvon Martin has not been arrested.