In Zimbabwe, Debate Over Exhuming Controversial Colonialist from Sacred Site Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AutonomyCulture

When colonialist Cecil John Rhodes died, he asked to be buried in Zimbabwe’s sacred Matobo Hills. His gravesite has long been a popular and lucrative tourist destination. As the threat of COVID-19 has shuttered the site and killed the nation’s tourism industry, local people are renewing the debate over whether the polarizing politician deserves to stay.

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Mexico Supermarket Has Stocked Shelves, No Customers

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Another Casualty of Coronavirus: a Solar Power Plant in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentHuman RightsInfrastructure

Construction of a $52 million solar photovoltaic power plant in Kisangani is on hold as the world fights the pandemic. The suspension is a letdown for hundreds hired to work at the plant – and a setback for the growing region after decades of blackouts and power outages.

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In Zimbabwe, Vital Medicines in Short Supply as Coronavirus Stalls Imports

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessCoronavirusDevelopmentHealth

Empty shelves of face masks and sanitizers have made headlines around the world in the wake of the global coronavirus crisis. But in Zimbabwe, another medical shortage – with life-threatening consequences – is quietly sweeping the country.

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For Mexico’s Informal Vendors, Microcredit Offers Potential Relief, Threat of Debt

Region: Mexico

Topics: CoronavirusEconomyEntrepreneurshipJobs

Informal vendors in Mexico, many of them women, enjoy autonomy and flexibility in how they work. But the coronavirus crisis has underscored the drawbacks – and dangers – of operating outside the formal economy.

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Zambian Firefighters Turn to Fighting the Coronavirus

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Traditional Mongolian Shoemakers Face Steep Drop in Sales During Coronavirus Crisis

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Without Electricity, Haitian Children Go Outside to Play

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62,950 Complaints Have Been Filed. But Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Yet to Hear a Single One.

Region: Nepal

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Mexico Market Employee Takes Protective Measures Against Coronavirus

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