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A group in the secret alleyway after a distribution of reusable masks, hand sanitiser and mealie meal. Ralph/Growing up on the Streets

Young people living on Harare’s streets provide glimpses into life under COVID-19 lockdown

The story map reveals that like any part of society, street youth are both subject to and willing to conform to rules and conventions, in this case for their own and others' safety.
Studying ancient African societies, like Great Zimbabwe, can reveal how communities dealt with disease and pandemics. Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Archaeology shows how ancient African societies managed pandemics

Archaeologists have long studied diseases in past populations. They've explored the evolution of pathogens and how they interacted with humans.
Refugees who fled xenophobic attacks recently protested in Cape Town demanding to be sent elsewhere. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change

The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus

From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Hungarian police officers check cars at the closed Austria-Hungary border, March 18, 2020. Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus versus democracy: 5 countries where emergency powers risk abuse

National emergencies allow for the purest expressions of sovereign power, testing the government’s commitment to human rights. Some leaders are failing the coronavirus test, experts say.

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