In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
The aftermath of a mob attack on Indian businesses and vehicles in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital were evident on Friday (August 13). Congo's police said the mob on Thursday (August 12) looted Indian shops and warehouses, set a car on fire and stoned three other vehicles in Kinshasa's Limete neighbourhood in response to a false rumour that a second Congolese national had died in India.
Four writers and editors of the online student magazine 'Doxa' are currently under house arrest for criticizing the Russian government. But for the young journalists, accepting censorship is out of the question.
Paxton Smith swapped her approved commencement speech for one on abortion rights. Her attack on Texas passing one of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in the US has since gone viral.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the mass grave of Indigenous children at a former school site was "not an exception." He pledged to give more support to survivors of residential schools and their communities.
In northwest Nigeria, siblings Khadijat and Adamu Shamaki begin Ramadan without their sister Fatima, who was among the 39 students kidnapped from her college by unidentified gunmen last month. Not long after her abduction, their father passed away, plunging the family into despair.
South African University bosses say that there's little chance that student debt could ever be written off. As the cost of edcation in the country mounts, so does frustration. Scotland's University of Aberdeen will give back a looted sculpture to Nigeria. And the Black Mambas are a pioneering all female, Morrocan American football team giving it their all on the pitch.
Despite recent efforts to curb abuse, students in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan still face violence in classrooms. Some laws have been passed to ban the practice, but advocates say legal efforts are still not enough.
Clashes between students from Bogazici University and Turkish police show no sign of abating. Many students have been arrested, while the interior minister has lashed out with homophobic hate speech over an artwork.
Hundreds of medical students have volunteered to help out in Czech hospitals packed with Covid-19 patients where staff are struggling with one of the highest infection rates in the world. Hospitals across the Czech Republic have been on the verge of maximum capacity since the autumn, when the EU member of 10.7 million people saw a massive spike in Covid cases. It had Europe's highest per capita Covid-19 daily death rate for several weeks in October and November, and the contagion rate in recent days has been higher than in the United States.
31 Dec 2020
Egypt's public prosecutor has rejected Italy's claims that five Egyptian police officers were tied to the killing of student Giulio Regeni. The real perpetrator was "unknown," officials said.
14 Dec 2020
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