Stories about Governance from April, 2020
Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.
China has seen a surge in the number of imported COVID-19 cases and the African community has become an easy target for "virus control" and xenophobic sentiments.
Africa 'is not a testing lab' for a COVID-19 vaccine. The debate over human testing in clinical trials speaks to a grim history of medical experimentation and exploitation in Africa.
The upcoming election in Burundi has been surrounded by concerns over security and transparency. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic poses another public safety concern.
"My heart bleeds for our brave men and women of Didipio who had to suffer and be arrested for expressing their resistance against mining, a great menace to Mother Earth."
Medical professionals staged a protest in Baluchistan Province in Pakistan to demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to remain safe from coronacirus transmission from patients and they were arrested.
The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement.
"The Covid-19 crisis must not be used as pretext for getting rid of journalists who do not blindly toe the government line."
As Kyrgyzstan struggles with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, ordinary citizens are organising on an impressive scale — delivering food to the poor and surgical masks to doctors.
Cameroon has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. As the virus becomes a reality, citizens must adjust to this new threat amid the ongoing separtist conflict.
While the government has guaranteed essential services to be exempt from the lockdown, poorer sections of the population have been left in the lurch even in the capital.
COVID-19 measures in the MENA region have especially targeted some of the most vulnerable groups such as detained human rights defenders, migrant workers and independent media.
Affordable access to 4G services in Bangladesh over the last two years caused YouTube viewership to skyrocket; now, the COVID-19 lockdown will spur further growth.
"There isn’t enough information available on what data will be collected, how long will it be stored and what uses it will be put to."
The majority of Nigeria's poor live by the day in overcrowded and squalid shanties, without running water and modern toilet facilities. They cannot and will not survive a lockdown.
Who would ever have predicted that a speech made on April 1, 1958, would reverberate in April 1, 2020 through a speech made by another leader in the same political...
The results of Guyana's 2020 general election have now been delayed by a month. Here's a quick look at what has happened over the time period.
In India, medical professionals including doctors and nurses have been stigmatised and came under attack for their work with Coronavirus patients, especially during a 21-day nationwide lockdown.
This Nigerian king believes that natural herbs can cure COVID-19. But making unverified claims via Twitter to thousands of followers can be misleading — and dangerous — to the public.