From being property to owning one: A Maasai woman’s struggle for land | Features

[ad_1] Kona Baridi, Kenya – Ipato “Peris” Kateki knows only one female Maasai landowner – herself. And the 57-year-old, with her small plot in Kajiado county, southern Kenya, is a rarity among her people. Until 17 years ago, she was not even on the road to owning anything. Back then, Peris had just given birth … Read more

Russia-Ukraine: ‘Helping refugees is easy now. It may get harder’ | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] Sonia Nandzik-Herman, 39, is a Polish humanitarian worker who manages ReFOCUS Media, a foundation that teaches media and journalism skills to refugees and marginalised communities to help prepare them to work in the European job market. She works mainly in Lesbos, Greece, but went to the Poland-Ukraine border to aid Ukrainians fleeing the Russian … Read more

Can COVID make your brain shrink? | Doctor’s Note

[ad_1] DOCTOR’S NOTE A recent Oxford University study revealed changes in several parts of the brain after people contracted the virus, including those who experienced mild symptoms. We have known for some time now that COVID-19 can affect the nervous system. Some people who contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus have suffered from a number of neurological … Read more

‘We have one enemy’: The Belarusians who oppose the Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] Just before dawn on February 24, Marina, a 33-year-old IT specialist from Belarus, woke up in her Kraków apartment. She’d been having a nightmare. She noticed that her husband, Alexey, was not sleeping either. He was on his phone, reading the news. “Has it started?” Marina asked. “It has,” he responded wearily. That day … Read more

‘We have one enemy’: The Belarusians who oppose the Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] Just before dawn on February 24, Marina, a 33-year-old IT specialist from Belarus, woke up in her Kraków apartment. She’d been having a nightmare. She noticed that her husband, Alexey, was not sleeping either. He was on his phone, reading the news. “Has it started?” Marina asked. “It has,” he responded wearily. That day … Read more

France’s presidential elections: All you need to know | Elections News

[ad_1] Next month, about 48 million eligible French voters will be asked to choose who will govern the nation for the next five years. Never before in the history of the Fifth Republic – founded by Charles de Gaulle in 1958 – a presidential election has been held in such a dramatic and volatile context. … Read more