Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tests positive for COVID-19. President Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic and his regime has largely neglected it.
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An embattled North Korean economy has been further weakened by coronavirus pandemic, somewhat its “black swan”, even though the regime still plays tough.
Riots in Ethiopia’s Oromia region over the killing of popular singer persist. 150 have since died from repression. PM Abiy Ahmed was seen as a reformer.
From VOA: The British government is set to end the participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in
Scholar Sohini Chatterjee says disinformation is not solely a foreign challenge as “democratically-elected leaders are increasingly fuelling [its spread]”.
Covid-19 Global Monitor is hosting a live web event on July 7, 2020, to discuss the pandemic’s impact on human rights and democracy.
A Zimbabwean man shot by a Chinese national over pay dispute has asked for compensation as he fears he has become crippled for life.
Birgit Schwarz [talked to HWR]…about whether the election of a new government and Nkurunziza’s death could finally lead to democratic change in [Burundi].
Reorganised due to irregularities, Malawi’s election runoff has concluded with the victory of the opposition. Incumbent Peter Mutharika conceded defeat.
Governance should be based on a balanced approach which is why populism is bad but it has been difficult to dismantle. COVID-19 could be the solution.