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By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Gendarmes clash with Senegalese demonstrators during a protest against the postponement of the February 25th presidential election, in Dakar, Senegal, February 4, 2024. © 2024 Cooper Inveen/Reuters On February 3, Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced that presidential elections, slated for February 25, would be delayed indefinitely. The decision came one day before the official campaign was to begin and increases the risks of further crackdown against opponents. This marks the first time in Senegal’s history that elections have been delayed. In announcing the postponement,… (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Reacting to the detention of journalists and activists during a demonstration in Moscow on 3 February, which marked 500 days since the first “partial mobilization” of men to fight in Russia’s war in Ukraine, Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International’s Russia Researcher, said: “These resolute Russian women, who are advocating for their husbands’ return from the front […] The post Russia: Authorities detain journalists amid attempt to undermine protest by soldiers’ wives appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Responding to protests held in Dakar on 4 February, Samira Daoud, Director of Amnesty International’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa, said: “After protests erupted in Dakar on Sunday as demonstrators opposed the suspension of the presidential elections process, Amnesty International calls on the authorities and security forces to respect and protect the right […] The post Senegal: Authorities must respect the right to peaceful assembly after elections postponed appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Daria Dergacheva
"Russia is stepping on ethnic rakes. The Bashkirs have their own land. At the heart of everything that happened is a word that is now distorted — patriotism." (Full Story)
By Zita Zage
"Despite strong laws and policies against gender-based violence, activists argue that government policies are ineffective and the justice system is slow and corrupt, leaving many perpetrators unpunished." (Full Story)
By Zita Zage
Alexis Kagame, known to be the first and last Rwandan intellectual with direct access to the original sources of the country's history, contributed significantly to preserving oral history, culture, and the indigenous language, Kinyarwanda. (Full Story)
By Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Indiana University
I imagine that lots of people won’t like this article. They’ll feel attacked. They’ll feel it’s unfair. The depth of that response will show just how deeply rooted American politics is, and has always been, in racial fears.

The centrality of race to our politics is clear in the current presidential campaign. The most common campaign slogan is from the campaign of Donald Trump: “MAGA” – Make America Great Again. The slogan indicates that the U.S. was once great but has fallen from greatness.

So what caused America’s fall?

Former president Trump…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Hillary Jeanne Haldane, Professor of Anthropology, Quinnipiac University
Uncommon Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S. highlighting unconventional approaches to teaching.

Title of course:

Anthropology of Cannabis

What prompted the idea for the course?

Whenever I taught my medical anthropology course, I noticed that students were most curious about the section of the course that deals with the uses of plants, fungi and other species for a range of medical purposes. Those purposes included healing, psychological…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Christina S. Baer, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Inhaling air is how you get the oxygen your body needs to turn your food into energy. Other living things use different strategies.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Brad Reisfeld, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Public Health, Colorado State University
Your blood contains a wealth of information about the state of your health. Analyzing the levels of each component is an important part of diagnosis.The Conversation (Full Story)
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