Month: August 2020
Across Africa, more than 140 million children are out of school amid coronavirus-related closures. Of those, 14 million are in South Africa, which also is the continent’s viral hotspot. In September—after several attempts at closing, then reopening, then re-closing schools—the nation’s school system is trying to open, for real, this time
The job losses in Kenya that resulted from the COVID-19 lockdown have also hurt Kenyan artists, who are trying to find different ways to promote their craft and make a living
Chakwera has sent a special appeal to men in Malawi to start strictly observing measures against spread of COVID-19 which include the wearing of face coverings, washing hands with soap or applying hand sanitizers and observing social distance
Montenegrins are heading to the polls on August 30 from which a new parliament and cabinet are due to emerge. President Milo Djukanovic, who also leads the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), told reporters that “there have been attempts to create tensions from places outside of Montenegro” in reference to disputes over the country’s new law on religions, which opponents say can challenge the Serbian Orthodox Church’s property rights-RFE/RL
Kidnapping and hostage-taking is a criminal strategy used by terrorist and religious extremism to inflict heavy psychological burden on family relations, and to expose challenges of human security by the state and its security machinery. The profile of those or individual abducted, generates an anxiety and fear to the community; how secured is the community?
As New York City slowly and carefully returns to a relative normal after weeks of strict lockdown measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, movie theatres in the Big Apple are hoping to open their doors again. In the meantime, NYC outdoor movies have become popularity again during the pandemic
This month marks three years since Myanmar’s military launched an escalated campaign against the mostly ethnic Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state, with systematic rape, beatings, killings and burning of villages
In Syria, a society dominated by men, a group of women entrepreneurs has opened a small produce market in Amuda, a town in the northeastern part of the country. The market, entirely run by women, represents a challenge to what is normally a male-dominated economic activity
Asat Abdukerim and his younger brother Anwar Abdukerim, of Ili Kazakh (Yili Hasake) Autonomous Prefecture’s Qorghas (Huocheng) county, were detained in 2017 for their respective travels to Turkey and the Netherlands, Asat’s Turkey-based daughter, Dilbar Asat, and his sister, Canada-based Marhaba Abdukerim, recently told RFA’s Uyghur Service.