Stories about Governance from October, 2014
Zambia's fifth president, Michael Sata, died on October 28, 2014. Zambians question the government's decision not to tell the nation the truth about his health.
More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.
Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.
While Zambians all over the world celebrated the holiday with food, the national colours, and more, some observations have raised serious questions about the country's past and future.
The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.
Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new parliament almost four years after they toppled the regime of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
More than 9,000 candidates from over a 100 parties are contesting in this election.
Once branded Central Asia's 'Island of Democracy', Kyrgyzstan now seems to be trying to outdo Russia in the homophobic legislation stakes. For LGBT groups, it is a big worry.
Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.
Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.
An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.
A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter under #DemandoTuRenunciaEPN.
Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.
In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.
The government's assurances that water isn't being rationed goes against the experiences of São Paulo residents, who say their taps are being regularly shut off.