COVID-19 pandemic

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An interview with Dr. Aliyu Yaya Aliyu

(Second Interview of a Four-Part Series)         by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with our Muslim friends, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect…

This Ramadan, UNHCR calls for solidarity with those hit hardest by the global pandemic

As the Islamic world prepares to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support for millions of refugees and internally displaced people hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. People forced to flee their homes…

Russia-Africa: Reviving Party Solidarity

Over the past few years, Russia‘s sphere of influence in Africa has been strengthening and broadening with much focus on helping to maintain peace and security, and making investment in exploiting natural resources in Africa. The first historic Russia-Africa summit…

Academia: Why African Researchers Keep Distance Away From COVID-19

With estimated 1.3 billion population and huge resources, Africa still lags behind development, science and technology. Without its own manufactured vaccine, Africa now depends on the World Health Organization-backed equitable vaccine distribution network COVAX facility to fight the coronavirus pandemic.…

Brazil: Social Contagion Knocks on the Door

By Paulo Henrique Martins Art often anticipates historical trends not yet revealed. We can exemplify with the film “Contagion” (2011) directed by Soderbergh. The film deals with the spread of a virus that, like Covid 19, would have emerged in…

An (almost) Lost Opportunity

By Víctor Piccininni We are about a year into a tragic global event: the Covid-19 pandemic. The world went “silent”, desolate streets, disoriented governments, men and women sheltered in their homes, powerful people in terror, empty schools, faces covered, hospitals…

Bregman – Harari on Today’s Challenges

These are two of the brightest minds of our time in life. Both historians, with a particularly optimistic but also subversive perspective, have written books that became best-sellers overnight and are translated into many languages. The Dutch Rutger Bregman and…

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX

COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a UN News recap of what COVAX…

Your Privileges Are Not Universal: The Eighth Newsletter (2021)

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. By Vijay Prashad – @vijayprashad Stenciled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This…

The Root of Violence in the United States Lies in the White Community

Not long ago, Waging Nonviolence published an article entitled, “The roots of revolutionary nonviolence in the United States are in the Black community.” The article covered the process, starting in the 1930’s, of African-Americans who traveled to India to learn…

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