View from Africa

View from Africa

Nanjala Nyabola on the mask mandate and personal freedom.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
Down time at the Stow-on-the-Wold horse fair in the UK. Many Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have been left without basic services during the Covid-19 pandemic.Photo: Adrian Sherratt / Alamy

National disgrace

Update on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Britain by Hannah Vickers.

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Nicolle takes a break on the terrace of the Arcoiris office.Photo: Frauke Decoodt

On the pink corridor

How trans women in Honduras are helping their imprisoned sisters. Frauke Decoodt reports from Tegucigalpa.

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Images from Algiers of the demonstrations marking the first anniversary of the Hirak, 22 February 2020, before the pandemic brought a halt to such mass gatherings. The cake proclaims that the regime (système) has to move (dégage), a popular slogan of the protests.Photos: Riad Kaced

‘The people want independence!’

The Covid-19 pandemic may have put Algeria’s revolutionary uprising temporarily on hold, but, as Hamza Hamouchene observes, the will to topple the military regime remains strong.

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Photo: VincentDrago/Alamy

Safeguarding without snooping

A public-health emergency requires a degree of monitoring people. All the more reason to be especially vigilant on privacy, argues Nick Dowson.

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Photo: World bank photo collection

Can workers reset the system?

Coronavirus has closed factories and workshops across the world, spelling disaster for millions of people who subsist on poverty wages. Tansy Hoskins reimagines a garment industry where workers are better protected.

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The packed huddle of Rocinha favela, clumped just beyond the skyscrapers in Rio De Janeiro’s South Zone, Brazil. An astounding 100,000 people are crammed into an 1.4 square-kilometre area.Photo: Thomas Haensgen/Alamy

A human story

According to the old adage, ‘the economy is a subset of society’. Now, more than ever, we need to act like we believe it, says Dinyar Godrej.

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Hunger - The Facts

Hunger - The Facts

Our dysfunctional food system was failing before Covid-19.

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Illustration: Pete Reynolds

Death by Covid-19 – or hunger?

The pandemic has left millions of people on the brink of starvation. Hazel Healy asks why our food system is failing the poorest so badly – and offers a glimpse of a more equitable path. With extra reporting by Mohamed Camara.

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Plastic has made a comeback thanks to Covid-19.Photo: Edward Howell/Unsplash

5 polluters making the pandemic pay

As Covid-19 spread across the world, greenhouse-gas emissions plummeted, thanks to a reduction in human activity. But meanwhile, writes Amy Hall, some of the world’s most polluting companies and industries have been using the pandemic to maintain and even ramp up their environmentally ruinous activities.

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A man sells ice cream from an Ola cart in Bloubergstrand, South Africa. Ola is owned by Unilever. Rather than giving transnational corporations more power, a Global Green New Deal could be partly financed through climate reparations.Photo: Louis Smit/Unsplash

Green and just

How to finance a Green New Deal that is truly global? Fadhel Kaboub has a proposal that builds in colonial and climate reparations.

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Coronaman: Delhi Police get creative with this cut-out poster warning residents to stay at home – a tough ask for daily wage earners.Photo: Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto/PA Images

Beyond borders

Can we rescue the notion of global health from the jaws of the pandemic? asks Dinyar Godrej.

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Action and Information

Action and Information

Covid-19 related research and advocacy groups to support.

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Young Rio favela residents, part of the grassroots Marcha das Favelas group, organize mutual aid to make up for the absence of the Brazilian state in tackling the crisis.Photo: Ellan Lustosa / Zuma / Alamy

Lessons from the pandemic

How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.

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The Interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

The Interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

Indian public-health researcher and scientist Sarojini Nadimpally speaks to Amy Hall about the inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Broken bonds

Broken bonds

The World Bank's 'pandemic bonds' haven't delivered, reports Liam Taylor.

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LGBTQI+ people have been scapegoated and put at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic.Photo: Nicolas Roses/ABACA/PA Images

LGBTQI+ backlash

LGBTQI+ people have been scapegoated and put at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Back to work: garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after factories re-opened in May.Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse

A clamour to return to the status quo after Covid-19 would be bad news for people and the planet, argues Richard Swift. We may never get a better chance for a new normal.

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Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
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