Stories about Politics from January, 2020
Lagos' waterfront communities are seen as a public health and safety threat, but to residents who struggle to afford to live on the mainland, they are the only option.
"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 crowd included politicians, cultural activists, religious leaders, artists and concerned citizens.
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Some citizens were told that if they didn't register and submit their biometrics, they might be barred from voting.
Medical professionals in Hong Kong have urged the government to close Hong Kong-China border checkpoints to limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus into Hong Kong.
Linguists who study Yorùbá have long taken issue with ascribing meaning of the word àmò̩té̩kùn interchangeably with the leopard, cheetah and tiger.
A few days before the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Peru, a disaster generates outrage and solidarity among citizens.
An entire generation of Russians can't recall life before Putin. Twenty years after his rise to power, they're now wondering if they'll ever find out what comes after him.
The long-awaited peace deal was announced on Tuesday amid silence and shock from the Middle East.
Closing Nigeria's land borders to solve the recurrence of smuggling will have a negative economic effect on Nigeria and puts a damper on Africa's much-anticipated intra-regional trade investment agreement.
City Corporation elections will be held in Dhaka on February 1, 2020. Netizens are concerned about the use of laminated posters in the election campaign which poses a threat to the environment.
"Myanmar’s oppression dispersed our ethnic minorities, now our poetries bring us together."
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.
Lawyer Gloria Ballason has experienced ongoing intimidation and harassment by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amid a growing crackdown on freedom of expression and dissent in Nigeria.
Amotekun may be the litmus test that defines the restructuring of Nigeria's federalism.
Hondurans live in a narco-state whose leadership is supported by the United States and which suffers from widespread corruption, gender violence, gang control, land-grabs, and the effects of climate change.
"I am surprised that immigration officials have taken such punitive action against Philip for what is an administrative matter."
"They are holding a film hostage for all the wrong reasons and there is nothing we can do about it."
"Ganja has been a source of inspiration, meditation and medication on my journey as a mixed-race, working-class Caribbean woman trying to make a way in this capitalist world."
Some analysts have attributed Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory in Taiwan's recent presidential to the Hong Kong protests and encroachment by Beijing. But that's only part of the story.