DRC opposition leaders property attacked as political violence surges

DRC opposition leaders property attacked as political violence surges

The homes of prominent members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political opposition have been attacked as the country teeters on the brink of war. IBTimes UK spoke to Gabriel Kyungu, President of the prominent opposition platform known as Rassemblement in Katanga, who said his home came under siege in the early hours of 30 November. The identities of the perpetrators is not yet known, but politicians accuse President Kabilas regime of being behind the attack. Kabilas mandate expires on 19 December and he is barred from seeking a third term in office, but is accused of manoeuvring to ensure he can remain in power indefinitely. Dec 2, 2016
South Yorkshire Polices spoof John Lewis advert warns about Christmas burglaries

South Yorkshire Polices spoof John Lewis advert warns about Christmas burglaries

South Yorkshire Police released a warning to homeowners on 1 December, about the dangers of burglaries at Christmas. They created a video which spoofs the 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert where wild animals bounce on a trampoline. The video warns that if you leave your property unlocked and accessible this Christmas, it may not just be wild animals that sneak into your garden.” Dec 2, 2016
Driver injured as double decker bus catches fire in London

Driver injured as double decker bus catches fire in London

A bus driver was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation as a double-decker caught fire in the south-west London area of Kingston on 2 December. Video and images posted to Twitter by Kingston police show the back of the bus in flames on Kingston High Street. The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was not immediately known. Dec 2, 2016
Austrian election a worrying example of how polarised world politics has become

Austrian election a worrying example of how polarised world politics has become

The Austrian presidential election between Alexander Van der Bellen and Norbert Hofer will take place on 4 December. Should he win, Hofer, from the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria, founded by Nazi sympathisers, would become the first far-right leader of a major European country for decades. IBTimes UK spoke to Professor Matthew Goodwin, a visiting senior fellow at Chatham House and expert on the right in Europe, about the election and what it means for the rise of populism across the continent. Dec 2, 2016