COVID-19 lockdown
Brazilian unions reject return to classes without safe conditions

Brazilian educational and healthcare workers took to the streets on July 29 to denounce the decision by the state government to return to in-person classes while the pandemic rages on

What’s common to three Covid kings – US, Brazil and India?

These three countries with over a million COVID-19 cases each, led by men who came to power in a very similar manner, also followed similar stumbling paths, making the same kind of mistakes

COVID-19 tightens its grip on the African continent

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat provides a detailed overview of the economic, social and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the African continent

Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean will deepen in coming months, experts claim

Several reports by international and regional organizations on the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean indicate that the economic, health and social crisis is going to aggravate in the region in the coming months

Victims of reopening in Brazil: Stories of those who contracted COVID-19 going back to work

São Paulo begins a new phase of reopening, but flexibility has its victims, expert warns of infection rate increase

Venezuela’s borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19

Over 70,000 Venezuelan migrants have returned to the country due to the uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks in the neighboring countries. Venezuela has welcomed them and provided free testing and treatment

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

Jessy Dayane: “Bolsonaro makes people choose between hunger and dying of coronavirus”

Brazilian social leader Jessy Dayane discusses how Bolsonaro’s position on coronavirus has undermined efforts to contain the spread of the virus and has resulted in the unnecessary sacrificing of lives

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic

Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence

Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures

The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament’s upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.

Reopening in São Paulo is sending “population to the slaughterhouse,” warns COVID-19 specialist

Domingos Alves questions the criteria used to allow the reopening, arguing that the decision goes against data

Protest against police brutality Kenya Kenyans protest against police brutality and killing of innocent civilians 

Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US

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