Stories about Weblog from December, 2018
Exploring Indo identity with Dutch photographer Armando Ello
"I have first hand experiences throughout my whole life. We live in a society that is still centered around colonial perspectives on history."
Why Chinese netizens believe a commodity index can predict global affairs
According to the myth, the Yiwu commodity index predicted the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and is set to do the same for Europe's "yellow vest" protests.
The Yellow Vest movement in France: What's at stake?
"Every time I read about the 'Yellow Vests' in the media, I feel like there is a lack of information, sources and perspectives on this complex topic."
A ‘no-confidence’ vote finds Guyana politics in uncharted territory
After a surprising "no-confidence" vote, Guyana's president and members of the cabinet must resign, according to the constitution — a first for the country's politics.
How free breakfast brought 500 girls back to school in Yemen
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
2018 across sub-Saharan Africa: Our favorite stories of epic change and transformation
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
How the comics of Marcelo D'Salete helps us understand Brazil's past and present
"It could help change mentalities regarding the treatment of the diverse groups that we have in Brazil, countering a hegemonic vision, which frames these groups in different and unequal positions."
Venezuelans shudder at news of biometric ID deal with Chinese tech giant
The Reuters report that revealed the role of Chinese company ZTE in Venezuela shook the networks but surprised just a few.
New edition of Macedonian Twitter Calendar combines nude art photography with humanitarian fundraising
Macedonian Twitter users come together to support humanitarian causes by posing for a nude calendar.
Macedonian sex workers protest to demand decriminalization as antidote to violence
Macedonian sex workers took to the streets to demand fair and humane labor practices on the International Day to Stop Violence Against Sex Workers.
Indigenous video journalist and activist murdered in India
Community correspondent Amit reported fearlessly on issues affecting indigenous communities across Jharkhand, India. Two weeks since he was shot dead, his murderers are still at-large.
Madagascar's land defenders call for a comprehensive framework to protect Malagasy rights
"It is crucial that these communities know that they are not alone in their fight and that other citizens support their cause."
The untold tragedy of 28 Mauritanian soldiers executed on Independence Day
"Great nations ... never try to erase a dark episode out of their history, but instead, show it to the world for everyone to remember and say 'NEVER AGAIN'."
The last residents of a dying Armenian village
Economic pressures and isolation have left one of Lernagyugh's two remaining families on the verge of leaving.
Netizen Report: Bangladeshis see censorship on all sides as elections approach
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
PHOTOS: Drone delivers vaccines to a remote island in Vanuatu
Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago nation of 83 islands spread along 12,189 square kilometers, became the first country in the world to use drones for transporting vaccines to its remote communities.
Nagorno Karabakh mothers’ protest puts Azerbaijan's regime on the back foot
The state made a promise to compensate families whose sacrifices are lauded in official rhetoric. Then it let them down.
In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’
"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."
Ten quintessential Christmas tunes from Trinidad & Tobago
Some seasonal songs from Trinidad and Tobago that are sure to put you in a Christmas kind of mood — and that you won't hear anywhere else!
Over 500 women accuse superstar psychic in Brazil of sexual abuse
João de Deus attracted hundreds of people to his spiritual center every day and once counseled North American TV host Oprah Winfrey.
For the first time, an Angolan president meets with the government's staunchest critics
The meeting appears to signal a pivot from his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos, whose administration was notorious for the ill-treatment of activists, journalists, and international NGOs.