International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are “false and misleading”, a leading Amnesty International expert has said.

International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of(...)

Habiba (7), who was shot in the leg when her family sought shelter in a mosque. She does not know where her parents are. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

One doesn’t easily forget the look in Habiba’s eyes. It’s the look of a seven-year-old child prematurely aged, of an innocent hurled into the v(...)

A boy searches the ground next to a burnt-out vehicle, caused by an attack from Boko Haram militants, in Bama, Borno State, on February 20th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria, a hospital official and secu(...)

Women walk by homes destroyed by Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno State on February 20th 2014. Gunmen from Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram sect killed 98 people in the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flame(...)

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In Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana, a torturer proposes that there are two classes of people, the “torturable” and the “untorturable”, with(...)