Stories from 31 March 2022
Tensions mount in Karabakh as parties exchange blame
The Azerbaijani army's seizure of a strategic village of Farrukh has led to accusations of a ceasefire violation leveled against Azerbaijan by both official Yerevan and Moscow.
‘Legendary’ voice silenced as lead singer of Jamaican reggae group Mighty Diamonds is murdered
"Tabby’s killing is as senseless as it is tragic and leaves an awful void in the Jamaican music landscape."
The climate consequences for Nepal of the war in Ukraine
The Ukraine crisis is likely to sideline the climate goals of Nepal for the next few years; however, this may be an opportunity to phase out fossil fuels.
The Kuti clan protesting through music, and other Nigerians who sang against apartheid
The Kuti clan have fought tyrannical political leadership through music. Also, Nigerian musicians like Sonny Okosun, Majek Fashek and Onyeka Onwenu fought to release Nelson Mandela from prison.
Undertones: Populist discourses against the ‘elite’ and the ‘poor’ in Turkey
Turkey’s doctors and refugees have an unlikely commonality -- they are the target of far-right and populist narratives.
The media battle raging in Cuba over the Russia-Ukraine war
"Young people are a sector considered a high priority for the Cuban state in its ideological battle"
Syria's dire economy and years of fighting send young ‘mercenaries’ to fight in Ukraine
Syrian mercenaries, having fought in Libya and the Nagorno-Karabakh region, are now making their way to Ukraine, driven by extreme poverty, and political rapprochement between the two regimes.
Africa's heritage restitution debate extends to audio and visual archives
Unlike artifacts whose functionality and value do not depend on the medium they can be accessed through, visual and sound recordings are subject to the vagaries of technology.
Protests across Cambodia demand land rights
"The authorities should find a solution for the people, especially in this chronic land dispute that has not been solved."