Stories about Ideas from January, 2020
Jamaica's Accountability Meter Portal: ‘Accountability is the key to progress’
"I learned that our political leaders are more responsive than I thought and that advocacy is far more than a mere radio or TV interview."
The Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal tracks government performance and gives power back to people
This groundbreaking website tracks the performance of elected representatives by giving citizens unfettered access and educating them about the way their government works.
Nigeria's Operation Àmò̩té̩kùn: Was it named after a leopard, cheetah or tiger?
Linguists who study Yorùbá have long taken issue with ascribing meaning of the word àmò̩té̩kùn interchangeably with the leopard, cheetah and tiger.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz in pictures
The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.
Data shows trend of fewer Hungarians attending public protests
Prior to a new law governing public assembly which came into effect on October 1, 2018, public demonstrations in Hungary were well attended. Now, though they still happen, attendance is down.
Yorùbá loanwords: How languages evolve
Using Yorùbá words in their original forms helps ensure that culture — kept alive through language — continues to thrive.
Will 2020 be the year of the Nigerian girl and woman?
The year 2019 saw major movements to advance the rights of girls and women in Nigeria. Will 2020 continue this momentum?
Deadline looms for biometric SIM card registration in Tanzania
The biometric SIM card registration process means Tanzania joins a growing list of African nations gripped by the biometric data and digital identification revolution in Africa.