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8 June 2020

Stories from 8 June 2020

The rise of artemisia in Cameroon in the fight against COVID-19

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. 

Black Lives Matter in Jamaica, too

"Some of you outraged at the people in America demonizing victims of police brutality and don't realise you do the same thing here."

In Guinea, COVID-19 roadblocks result in bloody protests

On May 12, Guinea was rocked by bloody violence between security forces and citizens exasperated by power cuts and COVID-19 prevention roadblocks.

COVID-19 super-spreaders and Indonesia's ‘New Normal’

One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.

Israel appoints its first Ethiopian-born minister, Pnina Tamano-Shata

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.

Azerbaijan declares strict weekend lockdown after surge in COVID-19 cases

There may be further weekend lockdowns to come, depending on how the country's COVID-19 curve develops in coming days.

Internet shutdowns in Sudan: The story behind the numbers and statistics

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.

What next for Taiwan after pro-Beijing mayor ousted in recall vote?

"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.

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