Stories about COVID-19 from June, 2020
Under COVID-19 curfew in Kenya, transport providers have either been unable or unwilling to transport pregnant women in labor to health facilities for fear of harassment by security agencies.
In Kenya, pregnant women struggle to get uninterrupted access to sexual and reproductive health-related information and education during the pandemic — on and offline.
As Bangladesh tries to figure out which lockdown measure is the answer, public healthcare systems are failing largely, resulting in no signs of the COVID-19 contraction curve plateauing.
"As time passes, diaries are like caterpillars transforming into butterflies."
In Tanzania and around the world, COVID-19 exposes the vulnerability of microfinance savings and loan groups during large-scale crises.
More than 550 people registered for a hackathon to find solutions for Ecuador's post-COVID-19 future.
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza unexpectedly died, but the CNDD-FDD political party — in power since 2005 — continues.
As leaders vie to frame narratives and control public opinion on COVID-19, social media is a battlefield where influencers, trolls, bots, and commenter armies fight for influence and power.
From "pagoda renovations" to "mananitas", the region's politicians are finding a language to bypass harsh lockdowns.
Dinh Thi Thu Thuy faces from five to 12 years in jail if she is convicted for disseminating critical Facebook posts.
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Cameroon, many who believe in local herbs have turned to the potent artemisia plant as the government reopens the economy in the country.
On May 12, Guinea was rocked by bloody violence between security forces and citizens exasperated by power cuts and COVID-19 prevention roadblocks.
One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.
There may be further weekend lockdowns to come, depending on how the country's COVID-19 curve develops in coming days.
"Fascism is also a virus"
The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018.
Weeks of lockdown have created a favourable environment for birds due to the reduction of pollution and less human interference.
As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing.
Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?
Internet platforms have always struggled with free expression, misinformation, and hate speech. But the COVID crisis has elevated those problems to a new level