death penalty

 
Mourners' emotional vigil for victims of US synagogue attack
Mourners' emotional vigil for victims of US synagogue attack
Thousands of mourners held an emotional vigil Sunday for victims of a fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, an assault that saw a gunman who...
Botswana hangs on to the death penalty
Botswana hangs on to the death penalty
In sub-Saharan Africa, a region with no shortage of development issues, Botswana stands out for its strong economy, stable democracy and commitment...
Mob justice: 'Yes, I would join in to protect my community'
Mob justice: 'Yes, I would join in to protect my community'
At the weekend, a man in Hlogotlou, Limpopo was stoned to death after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and...
Africa must move away from the death penalty
Africa must move away from the death penalty
Last week, Amnesty International published its report on the global use of the death penalty for 2016. The report indicates that at least 1 032...
It's torture living on death row
It's torture living on death row
Donnie Johnson has spent nearly half of his life waiting to die. In 1985, the Memphis camping equipment centre staffer was found guilty of...
Infographic: The death penalty in Africa (2007 to 2014)
Infographic: The death penalty in Africa (2007 to 2014)
Terrorism has fuelled a sharp increase in the number of death sentences imposed on the continent in 2014, reports Amnesty International....
Editorial - Death sentence won't stop crime
Editorial - Death sentence won't stop crime
In the past week, South Africa's collective psyche was shaken by two separate but similarly callous incidents in which young children were caught in...
Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism
Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism
In Kraaifontein, a 12-year-old was repeatedly raped by her teacher.
Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions
Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions
Since the last executioner retired in 2005, 76 prisoners have been held on Death Row. Prison officials last week said only that the search for a...
Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers
Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers
The men, sent to the gallows on Wednesday, were convicted of trafficking "hundreds of kilos" of narcotics, the statement said.
Rights groups urge South Sudan to suspend executions
Rights groups urge South Sudan to suspend executions
"South Sudan has continued to use the death penalty despite well-documented weaknesses in the country's...

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