Stories about Western Europe from December, 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.
It would be a shame to ignore 2016's less publicized, but still important events, so here goes our look back at the good stuff this year in the French-speaking world.
"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"
For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.
Cyprus has been split in two since Turkish forces invaded the northern part of the island in 1974. Current negotiations are described as the “last chance” for a successful resolution.
"We need to send a timely reminder that...to build a better future together every one of us has to feel we belong."
Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis make up the majority of the refugee population stuck on Lesbos and other Greek islands. So the Africans there to seek asylum are often overlooked.
Upcoming parliamentary elections in Macedonia began with electioneering campaign tactics that were suspiciously sneaky.