Stories about Governance from January, 2017
"It is not appropriate that a citizen who criticises someone more powerful should face legal action of this kind."
Energized by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ouster, Africans are now criticizing many of the region's international groups for failing to remove other “dictators.”
"People finally have become bulls to reaffirm their self-respect, determination and identity."
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
“The Human Rights Situation in Burundi Is Deteriorating: We Need a New Approach to Show the World What is Happening”
"Strained relations in Burundi are causing price hikes and making life very difficult for the population. We need an urgent resolution to the Burundi crisis".
Critics worry Moscow's Oncology Hospital No. 62 will close as part of a broader movement towards the privatization of the Russian health care system.
"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."
"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."
"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."
"[We're] familiarizing them with soldiers and weaponry. By familiarizing them, they learn to love soldiers and even become soldiers."
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
It has all the convenience and technical pizzazz of the transportation network Uber, but this Russian app helps your arrange funerals, not rides.
The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.
There’s a quiet place called Yugorsk. Located in Russia's Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Yugorsk is a flat, forested, relatively affluent town. In Yugorsk, the people are as dirty as pigs.
After 37 years in office is President José Eduardo dos Santos really going to step back from power, as he seemed to announce?
Turkey's government continues to conflate journalism it doesn't like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.
‘The Richest Political Party in Europe’ Gets Its Wealth From Corruption, According to Macedonian Journalists
A documentary states that the party owns pastures and apartments. Macedonian law prohibits real-estate ownership by political parties, with the exception of office space.
Local observers argue that real policies to protect migrant workers' rights are still absent in the wealthy Asian city state, however.
2017 has got off to a shaky start for Mexico.
The arrest of a public figure like Şansal, who is unaffiliated with any political party, has other government critics fearing they could be next.