The COVID-19 outbreak has reached the rich and powerful. And for workers in the gig economy or tourism industry, the pandemic is having severe repercussions. And, while the coronavirus has demanded the world's sweeping attention, a devastating measles outbreak is being overlooked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, are all human beings endowed by their creator with the same rights? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the question when he launched a Commission on Unalienable Rights last year that is now raising concerns.
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When Somali and African Union troops started gaining ground in Somalia's civil war, fighters from al-Shabaab turned to another weapon: The water supply. Now many Somali towns and cities struggle to find enough water to survive, even when government troops appear to be winning.
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