Every year millions of second-hand cars are exported from the USA, the EU, and Japan to West Africa and non-OECD countries in general. With them, rich nations "outsource" pollution, a higher risk of accidents, and the responsibility for the safe disposal of old automobiles. Paradoxically, a buyer in a less wealthy country has to pay even a few times the car's worth in the West.Read more
With more than 12 million tons of broken equipment yearly, Europe ranks second only behind Asia in terms of electronic waste (e-waste). Circular economy initiatives across Europe aim to reduce emissions linked to consumption.Read more
Afghan photographer Fatimah Hossaini, who has until now covered Afghanistan and Iran for Outriders, captured with her camera her last days in the country since the Taliban seized Kabul and she managed to flee.Read more
In the 19th century, the British brought the so called ‘sodomy law’ to all its colonies. 161 years later, LGBTIQ+ community in some 30 countries still fights to Repeal It.Read more
A little more than a year ago, an unknown Sviatlana, the wife of Homel blogger Siarhiej Cichanoŭski, who was then serving an administrative arrest, submitted documents to the Central Election Commission for the registration of her initiative group for the presidential elections of the Republic of Belarus. During registration, in response to a question from the CEC chairman Lidzija Jarmošyna about Sviatlana’s intentions to conduct an active campaign, she ironically replied, “I’ve been dreaming about this all my life.” Against the background of the non-registration of other main candidates, the opposition headquarters united and came out in support of Sviatlana Cichanoŭskaja.
Afghanotes is the testimony of an Afghan journalist during the first days under the Taliban control. In a matter of weeks, as the United States began withdrawing its troops after 20 years of war, all crumbled. The Taliban seized Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled to the United Arab Emirates, desperate crowds of people tried to flee the country, and those who stayed, especially women, fear for their future. What’s next?
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