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Africa

All our reports, articles and notes covering this part of the world.

13 November 2020
Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Uganda, Iraq

Arrests of opposition leaders in Tanzania, Uganda and Ivory Coast

The authorities in Uganda, Tanzania, and the Ivory Coast are arresting the opposition leaders amid the elections’ disputes. In Uganda, a popular reggae singer, Bobi Wine, was arrested just after being certified as a candidate for the elections. The current president, Yoweri Museveni, has been in power since 1986 and has just changed the constitution […]
13 November 2020
Pakistan, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom

Bribe for child delivery and the dangers of being a woman vaccinator

Pregnant women in Zimbabwe are forced to pay bribes to healthcare workers to be offered help in childbirth. The whole sector is collapsing, the staff is going on strike, and the most basic resources are lacking. There are even reports of women giving birth outside maternity clinics. Two Zimbabwean women took the authorities to court […]
6 November 2020
Madagascar, Germany, USA

No more protection for the Grey Wolf and an encounter with an elusive chameleon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it aims to terminate the protection of the grey wolf as it is “neither a threatened nor endangered species”. The conservation groups around the country oppose the decision, stating that the move is premature and the U.S. still lacks a national wolf recovery plan. One of […]
30 October 2020
Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria

The U.S. Army helping Talibans and far-right terrorists

Far-right groups are behind the most terrorist attacks in the U.S. in 2020. Between January and August, they have been involved in forty-one out of sixty-one “terrorist plots and attacks” (67 percent of all of them). Far-left groups were responsible for twelve (or 20 percent) of all of them. The United States Army is using […]
16 October 2020
Australia, Nigeria, United Kingdom

New art rock style, giant refugee puppet and Twitter as a safe space

To dramatize and draw attention to the plight of child refugees, British activists will make a 3,5-metre-high puppet of a refugee girl and make it walk 8 000 kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border to Manchester. Dubbed as Little Amal, it will start its travel in March. Before concluding it in July, it will visit more […]
9 October 2020
Algeria, Morocco, Russia, USA, China

USA counters Chinese and Russian influences

China will take over the number one superpower position from America if the USA does not focus on preparing for the “soft” threats like climate or diseases, according to the report from the House Intelligence Committee. If that does not happen, the United States will suffer from economic, security, and health consequences for decades. China […]
9 October 2020
Egypt, Russia, Panama

LGBT+ people discrimination around the world

Egyptian police and the National Security Agency are using dating apps to encounter and then detain people from the LGBT community. The policemen are creating fake profiles on apps like Grindr to find gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transexual persons. They are arbitrarily arrested, tortured, and abused – all of that done systematically. Egyptian authorities base […]
9 October 2020
Kenya, United Kingdom

Friendship and longevity and dying species

Adders in the United Kingdom could become extinct within 12 years. That may be the impact of around 57 million pheasants and partridges that are released each year across Britain as game birds. Before becoming prey for hunters, many of the birds disperse within the country, including in protected areas. They kill reptiles, including adders. […]
5 October 2020
United Kingdom, USA, Africa

Fashion industry going sustainable

African’s fashion industry is using new and traditional methods to achieve more sustainability. Organizers of the shows are reducing the carbon footprint by making the teams behind them smaller as well as downsizing the light and sound systems. Some of the shows and fashion workshops are also available online. The African market is more made-to-order […]
26 September 2020
Nigeria, United Kingdom, USA

Castration in Nigeria and the research on government’s misconduct

A recent study found that the government’s misconduct causes 54% of wrongful criminal convictions in the United States. Police officers were involved in 34% of cases and the prosecutors in 30%, with the misconduct of both in some situations. Officials are rarely disciplined for their actions. The study relies on five types of misconduct: witness […]