Stories from 8 June 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Cameroon, many who believe in local herbs have turned to the potent artemisia plant as the government reopens the economy in the country.
"Some of you outraged at the people in America demonizing victims of police brutality and don't realise you do the same thing here."
On May 12, Guinea was rocked by bloody violence between security forces and citizens exasperated by power cuts and COVID-19 prevention roadblocks.
One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.
Israel has just appointed its first black minister from the Ethiopian Jewish community. Despite this encouraging gesture, the community still faces discrimination and racism in Israel.
There may be further weekend lockdowns to come, depending on how the country's COVID-19 curve develops in coming days.
In the last several years, Sudan experienced two major internet shutdowns that seriously prohibited basic communication and exchange during politically charged periods, causing exponential losses and risks.
"The international message behind the successful recall of Han Kuoyu is that Taiwan people have said no to China."
The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians
The 80th anniversary of the birth of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky was marked in Russia by an incident highlighting the special place writers still hold in Russian political culture.