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Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of Trinidad & Tobago's attempted Islamist coup, dies 31 years after failed insurrection

"Have you lot praising this ‘community leader’ ever thought about not only the people killed but the people living on after being traumatized?"

The son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos wants to become the Philippines’ next president

The danger that Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos Jr., son of the hated Philippine dictator, being elected as president in the May 2022 elections is real and a grim possibility.

Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States

"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."

We need ‘painless’ glucose monitors, says Mia Chichkarikj, a 16-year-old diabetes patient from North Macedonia

“This should be a plea to the authorities at the Ministry of Health, to take our needs for 'painless' glucose monitors seriously and to provide them as soon as possible.”

Cameroon’s teenage cricket star Maeva Douma takes women’s sport to greater heights

Cricket, a relatively new sport in Cameroon, is on a steady rise with over 7,000 children from different regions who are now being trained for the game. 

Key suspect in Haitian president’s assassination held in Jamaica on immigration charges

Details are still coming to light, but the suspect, Colombian national Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios, was arrested in central Jamaica, and was being held on immigration charges.

‘Self governance is self love': Barbados elects first local head of state on journey to becoming a republic

"We have a good relationship with the British monarchy. Long may it continue, as equals. Congratulations to our incoming President Dame Sandra Mason."

How Dave Chappelle's new comedy special went over in the Caribbean

"[Chappelle] built his deconstruction of the importance of comedy to the human condition using the various gender and LGBTQ movements of this century as his prisms."

Decoding the ‘Saakashvili effect’ with two experts in Georgian politics

As Georgia prepares for municipal elections on October 30, and Saakashvili remains on hunger strike, stability seems but an empty dream in a country deeply divided over political and economic...

‘I wrote the book you all wish you had when you were 15,’ says Afroczech Obonete Ubam

Czech Nigerian activist and writer Obonete Ubam interviewed ten prominent Afroczechs in his latest book, to talk about discrimination, integration and role models for an emerging community in the Czech...

Taiwan: Deepfake pornographic video victims call for new laws against sexual violence in cyberspace

Taiwan's recent arrest of popular YouTuber Xiao Yu, Zhu Yuchen, for allegedly selling deepfake pornographic videos of public figures has drawn public attention to artificial intelligence (AI) crimes.

I was invited to celebrate ‘Columbus Day.’ This is what I answered

"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."

Film festival documents stories of sustainable development in Africa

The festival will facilitate conversation and action among a diverse mix of creatives, innovators, activists and campaigners working on Sustainable Development Goals across Africa. 

Basque separatist group ETA lowered its weapons 10 years ago. Has reconciliation truly happened?

A lot has changed for the better in the past 10 years … but Basque society is still working out a public memory about the previous four decades of violence.

On National Heroes Day, Jamaicans at home and abroad pay their respects to ‘son of the soil,’ General Colin Powell

Despite his reputation for decency and integrity, Jamaicans—and the Caribbean in general—had qualms about General Powell’s involvement in the Iraq War.

Malaysian rapper Namewee breaks the hearts of mainland Chinese ‘little pinks’

"Sorry for hurting you. It’s okay to delete Weibo, Oh, I hear a sound, a fragile heart is broken into pieces... It’s Okay I still have IG and FB…"

Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed

In a study, Chileans considered themselves mostly 'whiter' than other Latin Americans and considered migrants 'dirtier.'

Community care during the pandemic in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines

From community pantries in the Philippines to the White Flag movement in Malaysia, this pandemic has spurred communities to mobilize and provide aid during this public health emergency.

Malaysian students share lessons using digital tools to promote indigenous languages

"Students have the opportunity to explore, reflect and scrutinize the functions and roles of indigenous languages in society and to the indigenous communities."

Tensions are escalating between Azerbaijan and Iran over border issue and Armenia

For weeks, Iran and Azerbaijan have exchanged accusations, and played war games, in what can be best described as chest-thumping.

A clash of narratives: National identity and violent conflict in Ethiopia

In the last year, long-standing conflicts over the contours of the Ethiopian state resurfaced and exploded into violence, with unreconciled disagreements between the state and regional powers in Oromia and Tirgray revealing competing visions for Ethiopia’s national identity. Explore Global Voices' Civic Media Observatory's analysis of Ethiopia’s media ecosystem during this period.

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