Global development

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Efforts to pardon Chileans imprisoned during mass protests gathers pace
Pardons bill gains significant support among Chileans who credit for 2019 protest for galvanising important reforms

Charis McGowan in Santiago

11, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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‘Like I wasn’t a person’: Ethiopian forces accused of systematic rape in Tigray
Mutilation, slavery and torture of women and girls detailed in accounts published by Amnesty. Warning: this article contains graphic details of sexual violence

Emmanuel Akinwotu, West Africa correspondent

11, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Princess Latifa campaigners disband after cousin says she is ‘happy and well’
Free Latifa’s co-founder, Latifa’s cousin Marcus Essabri, was photographed with her in Iceland

Sarah Johnson

10, Aug, 2021 @5:05 PM

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‘Please pray for me’: female reporter being hunted by the Taliban tells her story
A young female journalist describes the panic and fear of being forced into hiding as cities across Afghanistan fall


10, Aug, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Canada: pressure on Catholic church to compensate victims of residential schools abuses
Scale of church’s assets revealed in string of investigations as discovery of unmarked graves prompts fresh reparations calls

Leyland Cecco in Ottawa

10, Aug, 2021 @11:50 AM

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Concern grows in Kenya after alarming rise in suicide cases
Mental ill-health and ‘warped’ notions of masculinity among reasons mooted for rise of nearly 50% in a year

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

10, Aug, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Our morgues are full’: Zimbabwe struggles with surge in Covid burials
Pressure on undertakers leads to widespread delays after record number of coronavirus infections and deaths last month

Nyasha Chingono

10, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid
One of the few neurosurgeons in the country, Mukasa declined lucrative opportunities to work overseas, dedicating himself to training a new generation

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

09, Aug, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Belarus regime steps up ‘purge’ of activists and media
Alexander Lukashenko leading ‘vicious operation to eviscerate critical voices’ and civil society, rights groups warn

Sarah Johnson

09, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Eight-year-old becomes youngest person charged with blasphemy in Pakistan
Hindu boy faces possible death penalty after being accused of intentionally urinating in a madrassa library

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

09, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘If I go back, I’ll die’: Colombian town scrambles to accommodate 10,000 migrants
Necoclí, population 20,000, faces bottleneck as Covid rules lift and unrest, poverty and violence grow across region

Joe Parkin Daniels in Necoclí

08, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I’d never seen a boat come in with so many bodies’: mortal cost of Atlantic migrant route
Every year thousands of refugees from conflict, climate and instability in Africa board vessels in search of a new life in Europe but hundreds never arrive

Sam Jones in Gran Canaria

08, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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