Stories about Governance from August, 2016
Whether they like it or not, Hangzhou residents must comply with government efforts to present theirs as the best and safest city in the world.
"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."
"I know how important are a few hundred rupees in an impoverished person’s life. It means food, medicine and security."
It's ‘No Mean Feat’ Being a Female Human Rights Activist in Timbuktu, Says Psychologist Fatoumata Harber
"We’ve got to make people aware of the reality: that the majority of people living in northern Mali are not in any way connected to these armed groups..."
At least 21 people died, and dozens are missing and injured, in floods that hit the Macedonian capital Skopje, following torrential rains on August 5.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics took down its website on Census Night following DDos cyber attacks, fuelling existing concerns about privacy, security, and anonymity.
Before President Xi came into power, the Communist Youth League served as a launching pad for China’s political elite.
“Yesterday they displaced us, murdered us, and kidnapped us. Yesterday and today we are together holding hands with the world, resisting death, and resisting impunity.”
"They should have initiated the rehabilitation of people in the affected areas first, and then only started the work..."
"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."
"First their land was taken, then their freedom to live and now Tharus have been targeted for extinction by these racist hill elites"