Stories about COVID-19
The new measures were met with much criticism, especially among working-class people who received very little or no financial support during the last year and a half of the pandemic.
"I don't know, but I want to be here, persisting. Intemperately. Ridiculously. Maybe even foolishly. And the difficulty has been in believing I deserve that grace. Maybe you feel the...
"Only China helped Latin America and the countries in the region all began dancing to China's tune, not due to shared ideologies but due to the desire to resolve an...
Businessmen and politicians have found a way to get the jab early while poor, elderly Kenyans wait in long lines.
Harnessing the power of social media, Indian netizens support one another during the second wave of COVID-19
As India's healthcare system reels under mounting cases of COVID-19, citizens rally the power of social media to help one another and keep hope alive.
"Just met a seven-year-old who is going to see her Mum for the first time in 15 months. I’m not really handling this well!!"
A lack of hospital beds and oxygen supply combined with mass election rallies and religious gatherings have exposed India’s inadequate pandemic response.
A shipment of 75,000 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Jamaica on April 8, but expired a few days later, leading to a race against the clock.
With protests at home and rising international pressure, Bahraini authorities are being called upon to alleviate the pressure on detention facilities by releasing political detainees.
As Hirak protests continue to protest unmet public demands, Algerian government uses the pandemic to restrain independent media platforms and people's digital rights through suppressive laws.
Poverty, lack of public medical facilities, lower levels of adult literacy, and less medical expertise would, it was assumed, work strongly against the ability of South Asia to weather the...
Yet another setback for the 2020 Olympic games, already postponed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plagued with gaffes.
The "elio" was launched at the end of 2020 and more than 600 families have already used the app.
To some, Magufuli is remembered as a “true African statesman'' and pan-African putting Africa first. Other remember him as a “populist” president who promoted nationalism — above all else.
The state of emergency restrictions were used as grounds to arrest a lawyer and a journalist last year -- both known critics of the government in Addis Ababa.
Malaysia’s ‘fake news’ ordinance takes effect amid continuing concern over the COVID-19 state of emergency
"This ordinance strengthens the perception that the state of emergency we are currently in is a smokescreen to curb any form of criticism towards the government of the day."
Repeated government failures, shaky political managements of crises, compounded with the worsening pandemic-hit economy and draconian emergency laws drove people to protest across the kingdom.
Journalists from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria identified mis-and disinformation, and safety concerns while in the field, as some of the greatest obstacles while reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iranaithivu islanders objected to the Sri Lankan government’s decision to allow the burial of COVID-19 victims, following the reversal of a ban on cremations that affected Muslim and Christian communities
Leatherback turtle nesting season is well underway, but conservation groups are up in arms over COVID-19 restrictions, which currently block them from doing nightly beach patrols to protect the turtles.