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14 April 2020

Stories from 14 April 2020

Sierra Leone lifts 10-year ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone finally lifts a discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school in a new bid to form a more inclusive nation and address injustices against young women.

Iran fails to contain COVID-19 as internal political clashes prevent a timely and unified response

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Iran is one of the countries worst affected by COVID-19, thanks in part to political disagreements and a lack of coordination among government authorities.

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

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People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

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Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

A new cross-regional anti-disinformation initiative launches in the Balkans

The network includes members from North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania, and will work in cooperation with similar groups from other neighboring countries.

Fighting COVID-19 goes hand-in-hand with shuttering newspapers across the Middle East

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As part of their measures to counter COVID-19, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, the UAE and Yemen, have all banned print newspapers until further notice.

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