Sri Lankans still searching for missing sons

UN considers independent inquiry into rights abuses in Sri Lanka war which left 100,000 dead and many missing.


Issues on the FIFA Congress agenda

From tackling racism to addressing gender inequalities, those at the 63rd FIFA Congress will have plenty to talk about.


Colombo summit overshadowed by rights row

Sri Lanka government criticised over alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils as Commonwealth leaders meet.

Business & Economy

Study finds growth not helping Africa's poor

Survey says African countries have failed to reduce poverty despite economic growth experienced over the past decade.

Inside Story

Rwanda: A democracy in the making?

As Rwandans are heading to the polls, we ask whether these elections will be transparent, free and fair.


Malawi report Keshi to FIFA for racism

After Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi calls Tom Sainfiet crazy and 'a white dude', the Malawi FA makes a complaint.


Blatter takes up Palestinian plight

With travel restrictions placed on Palestinian players, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is aiming to highlight their cause.

Asia Pacific

'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism

Japan diplomat faces calls for resignation after video shows him telling delegates at a UN meeting to "shut up".


First woman elected to FIFA's executive body

Burundi's Lydia Nsekera elected to serve full four-year term on executive committee of football's world governing body.


FIFA to get tough on racism

World football's governing body agrees sanctions in fight against racism, including match bans and financial penalties.


FIFA to bring in tough anti-racism sanctions

Taskforce chairman Jeffrey Webb talks exclusively to Al Jazeera about FIFA measures planned to tackle racism in football


Asian football and the World Cup question

With the east boosting football's economy, isn't it time for continent to get better representation on the world stage?


New Asian football boss backs Blatter

Bahrain's Sheikh Salman backs FIFA chief for a fifth term as both call for more World Cup places for Asian teams.