Stories about Weblog from August, 2020
The aim of the COVID-19 online tracker is to understand which communities are in need of aid during the pandemic.
Devastated hilltop in Myanmar’s jade mining region remains home for scores of families despite danger
Despite the danger of further landslides, 77 families remain, saying they cannot afford to relocate.
Dias Santana is 80% an Angolan production and 20% South African
After a drawn-out recount which failed to affect the original result, the incumbent government has been sworn back into office for another term.
With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases limiting the ways in which political candidates can campaign, many are producing dubplates — short music videos promoting themselves — to reach the electorate.
While the Sudanese people await a signed peace agreement, blood continues to spill, this time along ethnic and tribal lines in the port city of Port Sudan, in eastern Sudan.
While implementing such a system in Hong Kong is still in debate, the city is on track to carry out universal testing of its 7.5 million population -- with the help of Beijing.
The preliminary results of Trinidad and Tobago's general election were clear: the incumbent won, securing 22 of 41 parliamentary seats, but the opposition has challenged the outcome.
Realistically, how many survivors will receive treatment for their mental health?
"Khairun University should support academic freedom and free expression, not expel students peacefully expressing their views."
"Thank you to the fella jogging St Kilda neighbourhoods in full SpiderMan suit. You have brightened my young bloke’s day beyond measure on three occasions now."
The ethnic tensions of Meghalaya – and many more of India's north-eastern states – can be traced back to the 'outsider' narrative.
The world's largest biometric ID system was intended to provide a technological solution to socio-economic problems; instead, it has further ostracised marginal and vulnerable communities.
In a racially heated post-election climate, blogger Amilcar Sanatan advises being "brave enough to call out what is wrong" in order to build a more just and equal society.
Revised online content regulations in Tanzania prohibit talking about pandemics, natural disasters or politics without government approval. Is it possible to control essential online conversations? If so, at what cost?
How a bad translation of ‘Black Lives Matter’ ended up enabling racist narratives on Chinese social media
A popular Chinese translation of the anti-racism protest slogan is paradoxically being used to spread racist discourse.
African governments must press on their Lebanese counterpart to grant amnesty to all migrant domestic workers to be repatriated to their home countries and abolish the slave-like Kafala labour laws.
Three Twitter accounts use an "on-this-day" format to share observations and experiences of daily life from 75 years ago in the months leading up to the August 6, 1945 bombing.
The historic selection of Kamala Harris as the Democrats’ vice-presidential candidate resonates in the Caribbean
Could Kamala Harris, daughter of immigrants and the first Black/South Asian woman vice-presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party, be "great for diversity"?
"There are not a lot of us in Srebrenica and we need to stick together through communion and mutual care."