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Protestors in Ecuador defy state of emergency

Protestors in Ecuador defy state of emergency

Occasionally violent demonstrations against the government’s economic policies are ongoing, led by Indigenous groups now looking to overthrow President Guillermo Lasso. Amid rising inflation and unemployment, Indigenous groups in Ecuador have defied a state of national emergency imposed in three provinces as they continue to protest the government’s economic...

Understanding the violent attacks in Central Mali

Understanding the violent attacks in Central Mali

Over 130 civilians have been killed in the recent massacre in Central Mali, leaving thousands devastated. Mali has witnessed a number of attacks since the beginning of this year. According to the United Nations, the country’s security is worsening, human rights are being violated, and humanitarian aid is needed in most parts of the country. A number of civilians have been killed over the past month and last weekend’s massacre...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Colombia elects former guerrilla as first left-wing president

Colombia elects former guerrilla as first left-wing president

After one of the most contested campaigns in the country’s recent history, ex-rebel Gustavo Petro has won the election with 50.47 per cent of the vote. Gustavo Petro, long-time legislator, and a former fighter in the M-19 militia who’s promised profound social and economic change, has won Colombia’s presidential election with 50.47 per cent of the vote. The victory makes him the South American country’s first leftist head of state and...

By London, UK
Why the Kashmiri pandits are fleeing after being reinstated

Why the Kashmiri pandits are fleeing after being reinstated

The Kashmiri pandits were expelled from the disputed territory of Kashmir in the 1990s. Years later, the Indian government launched an employment programme and provided secluded accommodation for them. But in light of increased militancy and targeted attacks, they have been forced to flee once again.  Due to the rise of militancy and calls for killings against the pandits in Kashmir in the 1990s, several families had to migrate...

By Karnataka, India
Is it harder for women to manage diabetes?

Is it harder for women to manage diabetes?

Diabetics are more likely to have complications during pregnancy, irregular menstrual cycles, and less enjoyable sex. Does the condition create an unintentional gender gap? Two months after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my body finally started to function normally again, and my period came back. But with the return of the monthly cycle came more than just the usual chocolate cravings and episodes of crying. My glucose sensor...

By London, UK