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6 February 2020

Stories from 6 February 2020

Jair Bolsonaro's government calls Oscar nominee ‘anti-Brazil militant’

Petra Costa tells the story of the divisive events surrounding the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff in 2016, while delving into the recent history of Brazil's young democracy.

Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite leaves behind a legacy of language

"His use of nation language and the breadth of work he produced leaves an indelible mark on us all."

Nigeria on defensive after US travel ban casts accusations of security noncompliance

The travel ban came as a surprise to Nigeria, which has been a long-time partner with the US in the global fight against terrorism. 

What happened during the deadly land dispute clash in Dong Tam, Vietnam?

For years residents resisted relinquishing their land for the construction of a military airport. Tensions peaked this year after two civilians and three officers were killed during a police raid.

Nigeria's digital ID scheme may benefit those ‘with access'— but what about everyone else?

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"Without an adequate data privacy or protection law, how can we safeguard against some of the greatest risks that such a system could incur?"

Will Venezuela exclude Haiti from the PetroCaribe relaunch?

The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.

Bengali, Pakistani, and Amazon indigenous women perform ‘The rapist is you’ song

The flashmob by Chilean collective Las Tesis is still making waves around the world.

Chen Qiushi: A citizen journalist on the frontline of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Chen risks his life by reporting from the center of the epidemic outbreak in Wuhan. He vowed to stand with Wuhan people by bearing witness to the situation inside the...