Stories about Politics from December, 2019
People volunteered to translate holiday greetings into different languages and write letter templates for people of different backgrounds.
Global Voices quinceañera: How the climate crisis and other disasters affected the Caribbean in 2019
Like other Small Island Developing States, the Caribbean is one of the most vulnerable regions when it comes to the effects of the climate crisis. Part 4 of 5.
Hong Kong’s Christmas was neither peaceful nor joyful as riot police charged major shopping districts with anti-riot weapons to disperse flash mob protests.
Pride parades. Cannabis legislation. £20 million in reparations. These were some of the victories in the Caribbean for 2019. Part 3 of 5.
"There has been no evidence that the disproportionate decision has had any positive effect on reducing the conflict, which remains pervasive."
"They asked for a warrant and in response [the police] put them down, tied their hands and beat them severely".
Mass demonstrations have engulfed both large and small cities nationwide.
"We need to shame the government for using violence and intimidation against villagers who are just trying to preserve their livelihoods."
As the election nears, netizens are election posters through the hashtag #GraphicDesignForDemocracy.
"The majority of the people are worried about losing their homes, farmlands and water resources. Some people voiced concerns about losing natural resources and heritage places."
In recent years, an uptick in abductions, arrests, detentions and trumped-up charges of economic crimes for activists and journalists have amounted to a disturbing trend toward silencing dissent in Tanzania.
Omoyele Sowore was arrested in August on charges of treason, money laundry and harassing President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. He has been in jail despite court pronouncements ordering his release.
8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system.
Many believe that citizens' economic power is a potent weapon to bring about meaningful political change to the city.
Overall, our coverage in the past 12 months highlighted stories of protests and internet shutdowns from across the region.
In 1979, Santo was handing out pamphlets outside a São Paulo factory during a protest when he was killed by being shot in the back by police.
The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.
Sudan’s ride-sharing industry faces serious challenges: Labor rights, algorithm bias and data privacy need to be addressed for ride-sharing to be sustainable.