Daily Archives: March 1, 2020

How waste pickers in the global South are being sidelined by new policies

The world is producing more and more waste, with serious health and environmental consequences. In urban areas, domestic waste is accumulating fast and landfills fill up quickly.

Public authorities are trying to manage this problem …

Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

The swearing-in capped a …

UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse in Eritrea

GENEVA – A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country’s harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse.

Hopes that Eritrea, …