Vaccination fatigue and anti-vaxxer movements have slowed down vaccination programs in EU countries like Germany and France, but not so in Spain. After a slow start, the country’s inoculation campaign is now running smoothly. Only 6% of Spain’s population has refused to get vaccinated.
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
Israel launches its campaign to give over-60s coronavirus booster shots, becoming the first country to widely offer a third dose of a western vaccine to citizens.
The Brig Back Our Girls Movement has launched "Until All Are Free" campaign to demand the release of all Nigerians in captivity.
Chad President Idriss Deby Itno kicks off his campaign for a sixth six-year term in power, calling for unity after rival protests were banned and broken up.
For the third time in two weeks, Myanmar's junta has shut off the internet to restrict the flow of information for protesters. A new cybersecurity law would permit officials to arrest the military's online critics.
Parsa Namaki, the son of the Iranian health minister, is the first person to be vaccinated in Tehran as Iran begins its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 to fight the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of the illness.
The number of new coronavirus cases, including asymptomatic ones, has reached a record high in Turkey. Doctors are warning of overcrowded intensive care units. After months of pressure by health experts and opposition politicians, the government has reintroduced stricter rules to combat the rise in deaths and infections.
19 Dec 2020
The US state of Georgia and the post-Soviet Republic of Georgia have more in common than a similar name: allegations of voting irregularities and disinformation campaigns. How is the latter dealing with Russian meddling?
Boko Haram release video showing kidnapped Katsina schoolboys, Saudi kicks off vaccination campaign and more
17 Dec 2020
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12 Nov 2020
Cardi B has hit back at trolls who alleged she was used as a "pawn" in Joe Biden's successful U.S. presidential campaign.
16 Oct 2020
Supporters of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) greet the candidate of the opposition party Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry. Diallo has just returned from an election tour in the center of the country.