Thousands of boda boda drivers have been out of work since March when the Ugandan government suspended most forms of public transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.The World
French Chilean singer Ana Tijoux's new song “Pa Qué?” drew inspiration from statements early into the pandemic from politicians like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Ding Jiaxi had been on a collision course with the Chinese government perhaps ever since 1989 when he was a college junior in Beijing.
This year, record rainfall in China caused the longest river, the Yangtze, to overflow, leading to serious damage. But environmental experts say that a range of ecological strategies like tree planting and floodplain restoration over the last decade have helped to mitigate the impact of extreme flooding.
In previous years, throngs of tourists flocked to Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. But with hundreds of new outbreaks of the coronavirus in the northeast region of Catalonia, Spain's tourism industry is taking a serious hit.
A UK project is using the hashtag #PortraitsforNHSHeroes to pair health care workers with artists who are painting their portraits as a way to show appreciation for their work during the pandemic.
Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 23 people, with dozens more wounded. The World looks at how the local community is remembering those who died. And, ISIS carried out a brazen attack on a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sunday night. The attack, which went on for about 20 hours, raises questions about security and peace talks. Plus, there's a debate in Canada over outdoor drinking. It's mostly banned because of the coronavirus pandemic — but some cities are now allowing alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors to encourage socially distant drinking.
Approximately every 30 seconds, a Latino in the US turns 18. Young Latinos could swing the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election — if they come out to vote.
With four months left until Election Day in November, US presidential candidates are ramping up their efforts to court Latino voters.
Numerous efforts to suppress Latinos and black voters are underway across the country — particularly as white Americans make up a declining share of the US electorate. And with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting this election cycle, advocacy groups worry it could get worse.
And as the pandemic hit this spring, Michelle Aguilar Ramirez, a young Latina in South Seattle, lost her interest in politics. But the Black Lives Matter protests have reignited her commitment.
Back in April, Izcan Ordaz’s biggest concerns were getting through the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the US economy and finishing high school virtually. Now, the issue of racial justice is also top of mind.
Though France is seeing a surge in environmentalist activism, particularly in Sunday's municipal elections, anti-racism and anti-colonial movements should not be separated from the work, says Malcom Ferdinand, a researcher at the French National Scientific Research Center in Paris.
For years, mainstream environmental movements around the globe have excluded people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Today’s global Black Lives Matter protests have amplified calls for institutions of all kinds — including environmental groups — to challenge and dismantle chronic systemic racism.
Wild animals emerged in unusual places after cities worldwide imposed lockdowns to slow the coronavirus. Researchers are calling the change in human activity an "anthropause" — and they're proposing a global effort to study how humans and animals may better share our crowded planet.
Where people received cash payments from the government, there was 30% less deforestation.
About one third of all food produced across the globe goes to waste, with profound implications for hunger, climate change and political stability. The pandemic is making the problem worse.
A small but growing global community of people who once had DACA are giving up on a country that has struggled to pass comprehensive immigration reform for a generation. They're moving abroad instead.
A coronavirus outbreak among workers at a Louisiana crawfish processing plant kicked off a legal battle with their employers over dangerous working conditions during the pandemic. Many of them are migrants on seasonal visas.
Trump administration rules issued this week have left many international students with lingering questions about whether they would be able to complete their degrees or return to their lives in the US. Universities are scrambling to find ways to keep their students in the country.
The ruling says immigrants denied asylum under streamlined proceedings, cannot contest that decision in court.
COVID-19 has left Venezuelans across the region reeling and with dwindling options, at the same moment the World Health Organization declared Latin America the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese government has been trying to slash birth rates of the ethnic Uighur population with measures like forced birth control, abortions, and sterilization. Host Marco Werman speaks with University of Michigan professor, Alexandra Stern, about how forced sterilization has been used as a tool of oppression historically.
In India, marketing campaigns for skin whitening products emphasize light skin as a positive quality. The products have been endorsed by leading Bollywood celebrities, as well as other youth icons.
The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas' voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.
Human rights advocates say the migrants have little to no recourse, and that the situation is bound to deteriorate further as more people in the country cannot afford to pay domestic workers. The coronavirus restrictions also complicate matters.
Maha al-Mutairi filmed herself after being called in to the police station for being an openly transgender woman in Kuwait, where “imitating the opposite sex” is illegal. Her message went viral, and sparked a groundswell of support and attention for the LGBTQ community in the country.
Bill Browder is a British American financier who has been seeking justice for Sergei Magnitsky, his former attorney, for years. He spoke to The World's host Carol Hills on the UK's rollout of sanctions that mirror the US' 2013 Magnitsky Act.
A new report found that Chinese surveillance of Uighurs started much earlier and is more comprehensive than previously thought. The World speaks to security researcher Apurva Kumar, one of the report's co-authors.
This week, heads of 20 aid agencies published an open letter urging the UN Security Council to reopen the Al Yarubiyah crossing into Syria. The crossing was closed last January, with fatal consequences, the aid groups say.
Protests in South Korea were once characterized by intense, often violent confrontations between protesters and police. Today, those kinds of fierce standoffs in the country seem to be a thing of the past.
The United States wants to broaden its main nuclear arms control agreement with Russia. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Matthew Bunn, a professor at Havard University, about extending the New START Treaty.