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‘Deliberately set’ dormitory fire that killed 19 plunges Guyana into mourning
Most of the victims were teen girls who came from surrounding Indigenous communities.
Undertones: A look inside Venezuela's extraordinary corruption scandal
Maduro put some of his own people in prison over the graft of billions of dollars. Theories abound as to why.
Russian refugees: What changed after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine
Now some Russians persecuted for their anti-war stance, or those running from military draft, are also among asylum seekers
Peri-urban Burundi residents still affected by flooding
In some neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, floods occur regularly without the government finding a lasting solution.
Why don't global south postcolonial countries associate themselves with post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe?
Analogies between postcolonialism and postsocialism might be too quick and, at the very least, require examining the region’s active participation in the policing of the physical and symbolic borders of “Europe.”
Malagasy people remain resilient amid the soaring cost of basic commodities
Since the beginning of the year, there has been a steep rise in the cost of basic goods in Madagascar. The government responded by banning all public protests.
Sudan’s war of two generals: Latest updates
Saving foreign nationals is a top priority, while the citizens of Sudan are not the priority for anyone, especially not for Abdel Fattah Burhan, and Mohamed Hamdan Dalago.
Brazil's ex-vice president admitted the need to fight illegal mining in Yanomami territory, but failed to act
A humanitarian crisis at Brazil's largest Indigenous land, the Yanomami land, made headlines this year. Agencia Publica exposes how the former VP dealt with the issue in closed doors meetings of the Legal Amazon National Council.
Why do Western governments delegate border control to AI more and more? An interview with Petra Molnar
Many Western governments delegate border control and refugee crisis management to private companies that rely more and more on AI and technology, in effect dehumanizing people on the move.
Ravaged by war, Ethiopia’s Afar minority face lengthy recovery during peace
Ethiopia’s ethnic Afar minority number about two percent of Ethiopia’s estimated 119 million population and are mostly pastoralist.
Unseen dangers: Landmines plague Yemeni women
The crisis of landmines in Yemen compounds the existing humanitarian crisis, causing tragic deaths and disabilities, particularly among women and children, highlighting the urgent need for attention.
The aftermath of the Syrian earthquake and the UN's failure
The UN apologizes to the Syrian people, as inadequate aid arrives too late in Northwest Syria, leaving many to die under the rubble in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Relations between Turkey and Armenia pivot from ‘football diplomacy’ to ‘earthquake diplomacy’
The gesture gained even more significance because in 1988 Turkey sent humanitarian aid to Armenia when the latter was hit with an earthquake that killed more than 25,000 people.
Science for Ukraine? Some research residencies are failing to support researchers at risk
'If Ukrainian researchers are invited to a pre-planned program, albeit a short-term one, it makes sense. If the program [has been] cook[ed] up out of the blue, then no.'
‘Good Night Imperial Pride': How activists in Berlin fundraise for the Ukrainian army
Activism is a pressing need for members of the group Good Night Imperial Pride, which is acting in hopes of contributing to the end of Russia's war in Ukraine.
Is India's transition to clean energy achievable or an empty promise?
India is commiting to combatting climate change by accelerating its transition to clean energy. However, its slow transition pace and limited green budget do not reflect that.
Syria: From the jaws of death to the embrace of fate
Earthquake in Turkey and Syria worsens the 11-year Syrian crisis. Limited emergency response and dire humanitarian crisis in the northwestern region leave people in desperate need of help.
Silent no more: Criticism of the state's inadequate earthquake response reaches football stadiums in Turkey
The club organized the protest to commemorate all the children who died in the earthquake, with plans to donate the toys to displaced families who survived the disaster.
Latin America walks a fine line between East and West amidst Ukrainian conflict and China-U.S. tensions
At the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and in the midst of growing tensions between superpowers, our region maintains an ambiguous role.
Lachin Corridor standoff between Azerbaijan and Armenia enters third month
Reports of food and energy shortages are continuing to grow in Nagorno-Karabakh as the region enters its third month under blockade.
Undertones in Turkey: Earthquakes fan the flames of election season
Erdoğan’s leadership may be on the line, with compounding accusations of corruption, economic mismanagement, and the slow and inadequate response to the earthquake.