Stories about Governance from April, 2016
While international diplomats met this week to determine the future of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, demonstrators throughout the occupied territory are calling for self-determination and human rights.
Hundreds of Iraqi protestors stormed the Parliament building, in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, in protest against a deadlock in approving a new government today. A state of emergency was declared.
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
"No need for words. #Medehollin I'm so sorry, These people don't love you as much as they say."
"In a country with a serious democratic deficit and in which public officials are responsible for attacks on journalists and dissidents, these measures could be used to pursue uncomfortable opinions."
Since 2005, at least 23 bloggers and activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views.
"Why would a homeless person make a website? ...I will say that I am a computer programmer first and a homeless person second."
In a move that's being called both “unprecedented and bold,” the most powerful man in Pakistan has dismissed half a dozen army officers over allegations of corruption.
The government maintains that limiting or even eliminating media coverage of civil unrest helps curb violence. But not everyone agrees with this approach.
Abused children "may choose silence if they doubt they will be believed," child psychologist Cemre Soysal told Global Voices.
Ugandans Blast Government's Porn Detector Priorities After the Country's Only Radiotherapy Machine Breaks
"That 2.6bn for the pornography machine, maybe could buy a bloody cancer machine. Lokodo, that's the ethical thing to do."
Relations between the two countries appear back on track after a winter of discontent. Or are they?
‘I Don't Want to be Burned Alive’: A Doctor’s Account of the US Airstrike That Destroyed MSF Hospital in Afghanistan
"The things that were constant in my nightmares were the roaring sound and panels of wood crashing down on us. And screams. Mine."
"That that Panama Papers and refugee deal stories arrived in newsrooms and social media timelines in quick succession set the stage for a debate about the unfair allocation of wealth."
"500 Indian names in #panamapapers leak. Celebs, Industrialists but no Politician. Our Politicians hide their money with leak-less 'Jugaard'."
Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.
Women Flood Polish Prime Minister's Facebook With Vivid Menstruation Descriptions to Protest Abortion Ban
Polish citizens react with satire to their government's attempts to control their bodies. Their approach: extreme obedience to the prime minister meddling in their reproductive health.
The issue of public debt in Macedonia, one of Europe's poorest countries, is a touchy one.
With a new refusal of the National Institute of Statistics, the Afro-descendants in Chile open another chapter in their struggle for the inclusion of their community in the 2017 census.
South Africa's Constitutional Court rules that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he refused to pay back public funds as recommended by the country's public protector.