Stories from 9 June 2022
Cameroonian activists win 2022 RFK Human Rights Awards
The two activists from Cameroon’s Anglophone and Francophone regions were honored for their long-standing work in defending the civic space and democracy, across Cameroon and Central Africa.
Undertones: How India’s far-right spreads Islamophobia
Three narratives to help understand how India's hyper-nationalist Hindus are trying to wipe off all traces of Muslim existence.
Baku residents brace for higher costs, annoyances, and logistical issues ahead of Formula 1 race
As Baku is once again hosting the Formula 1 race between June 10–12, residents are in disagreement about whether the race is worth the cost, annoyances, and logistical issues.
How Nigeria’s Igbo highlife music provided hope after a devastating civil war
The Oriental Brothers provided hope after the civil war. The 80s witnessed the revival of ‘egwu ekpili’. Later, Bright Chimezie’s impressive ‘legwork’ live performances popularized Igbo highlife through the 90s.
Colombia, divided and facing profound change in upcoming presidential elections
On June 19, there is a real possibility that left-wing running mates will secure the highest office for the first time in recent Colombian history