Stories about Governance from January, 2019
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."
Displaced farmers’ coalition reclaims their road to sustainable livelihoods 9 years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake
"We had nothing to fall back on, nothing to sell at the market. [...] What we suffered through the most was the loss of our dignity."
"Every year we are told that a house will be provided for us next year."
"The question of political succession is a question of sovereignty. And sovereignty belongs to the people. It is not part of an ambassador's role to dictate Guinea's fate."
Olusegun Obasanjo, former military head of state and later Nigeria’s democratically elected president, has consistently criticized successive governments in Nigeria.
"Propaganda may help you win elections but [it] can’t help you govern," said former Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck about recent campaign tactics.
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
Amid the cacophony of Nigeria's electoral campaigns — both online and offline — here are the key issues that may get lost in the noise in this year's elections.
Aisultan Nazarbayev has a history of surprising compatriots with sensational social media posts.
Activists cheered the concession as a victory of people power.
Talks broke down on a major deal for a Sandals resort in Tobago. Environmentalists see it as a win, but tourism has to swallow its disappointment and press on.
Reports on poverty in Jordan have been absent since 2010, putting the government under fire for answers.
This is only the most recent episode in which Trukhanov or his subordinates have attacked journalists.
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."
Right-wing groups are in an uproar after the Indian Supreme Court allows women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
"If you don't touch us, we won't touch you."
The race is on for Aso Rock — the seat of Nigeria's presidency. Meet the 2019 presidential candidates.
Thai students turned to Twitter and activists organized protests after the military-backed government announced another delay in the holding of elections.
The first transgender pride march seeks to change stereotypes and demand rights.
Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.
As international factory safety group ordered to leave Bangladesh, garment workers fear return to deadly work conditions
In April 2013, a garments factory collapse at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, left 1,134 people dead. The tragedy exposed the lack of safety of Bangladesh's garment industry, the country's biggest employer and leading export business, whose clientele includes huge European and US fashion brands. In its wake,...