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From naked protests to challenging Museveni: Uganda’s 'rudest feminist' on the campaign trail.

From naked protests to challenging Museveni: Uganda’s 'rudest feminist' on the campaign trail.

Stella Nyanzi is Uganda's most outspoken, self-described radical queer feminist. She has been imprisoned for her activism and is known for her attention-grabbing naked protests and poetry. In an election campaign that has become increasingly viole...

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Feeding India's protesting farmers: 'Modi's policies are doing nothing for the poor'.

Feeding India's protesting farmers: 'Modi's policies are doing nothing for the poor'.

Pushpinder Pal is one of tens of thousands of Indian farmers camped along nine miles (15km) of major roads outside Delhi, protesting about agricultural laws they claim will devastate their earnings. Based in Haryana, he collects food every day fro...

Lupita: the indigenous activist leading a new generation of Mexican women.

Lupita: the indigenous activist leading a new generation of Mexican women.

In a country where indigenous people are increasingly displaced and journalists are killed at an alarming rate, a courageous new voice has emerged: Lupita, a Tzotzil-Maya woman​ ​at the forefront of a Mexican indigenous movement. Twenty years afte...

The healthy nurse who died at 40 on the Covid frontline: 'She was the best mom I ever had'.

The healthy nurse who died at 40 on the Covid frontline: 'She was the best mom I ever had'.

Yolanda Coar was 40 when she died of Covid-19 in August this year in Augusta, Georgia. She was also a nurse manager, and one of nearly 3,000 frontline workers who have died in the US fighting this virus, according to an exclusive investigation by ...

Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset 2020'.

Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset 2020'.

Wang Fan is a young craft beer brewer in Wuhan. When his city became the first in the world to enter lockdown, he volunteered to help support other residents, and documented the sudden and strict pandemic rules over that harsh winter. One year lat...

Covid from space: the humans furthest from the pandemic.

Covid from space: the humans furthest from the pandemic.

Astronaut Jessica Meir's seven-month mission on the International Space Station (expedition 62, from September 2019-April 2020) glides from the euphoria of the first days in zero gravity, to the deep pressure of the first all-female spacewalk in h...

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Young film-makers: 'A media family that will love you' – charity appeal video.

Young film-makers: 'A media family that will love you' – charity appeal video.

The 2020 Guardian and Observer appeal is supporting three charities that can make a practical difference to the lives of young people. Donate now ► Young people involved in a film-making project talk about their year, and how creating films has he...

Tunisia and the Arab spring 10 years on:  «We tried to rise».

Tunisia and the Arab spring 10 years on: «We tried to rise».

When a young street seller set himself on fire to protest lack of employment opportunities and government corruption, Tunisia became the cradle of the Arab spring revolutions that swept the middle east. Less than a month later, the dictator Ben Al...

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Have computers killed chess?

Have computers killed chess?

Chess is enjoying something of a renaissance, thanks in part to the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit – along with it being a game well-suited to Covid lockdowns. Yet many chess-lovers contend its lure is simultaneously being killed off by compute...

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We Begin Again: a musical for 2020

We Begin Again: a musical for 2020

Written by the Olivier award winner James Graham and produced by the Guardian in partnership with the National Theatre, this short musical film is a unifying song for the country to take stock of the extraordinary year gone by and reset for the ye...

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Tunisia and the Arab spring 10 years on: 'We tried to rise'.

Tunisia and the Arab spring 10 years on: 'We tried to rise'.

When a young street seller set himself on fire to protest lack of employment opportunities and government corruption, Tunisia became the cradle of the Arab spring revolutions that swept the middle east. Less than a month later, the dictator Ben Al...

The Wolf Dividing Norway: the hunter v the environmentalist.

The Wolf Dividing Norway: the hunter v the environmentalist.

With unique access to remote communities in the snow-capped landscape of Norway, this film follows characters on either side of a fierce debate on whether to cull the wolf population. For decades the topic has split political parties, families and...

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Tiers, fears and what we lost in lockdown - Anywhere but Westminster.

Tiers, fears and what we lost in lockdown - Anywhere but Westminster.

John Harris and John Domokos revisit parts of the Midlands and north-west England that they've been chronicling for years, and talk to people about the aspects of the Covid era that can't be captured in charts and graphs – from mental health to th...

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'I go to the gym and I'm a nicer bloke' - Modern Masculinity – video.

'I go to the gym and I'm a nicer bloke' - Modern Masculinity – video.

On the day that gyms reopen across England, Guardian journalist Iman Amrani looks at how Covid restrictions on training have impacted men and their mental health over the past month. In this episode of Modern Masculinity, Iman focuses on community...

How 'voodoo' became a metaphor for evil

How 'voodoo' became a metaphor for evil

'Voodoo' has come to represent something evil when it appears in popular culture. 'Black magic', witchcraft – it's always portrayed as something to be feared. But in reality, Vodou, as it's correctly written, is an official religion practised by m...

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Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan war: ‘This will not break us’.

Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan war: ‘This will not break us’.

In surrendered areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian villagers like Martinios have five days to pack and leave before Azeri forces arrive. The district where he lives, Kalbajar, was given up by Armenia as part of a ceasefire deal, which brought a br...

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When you're not working you don't feel like a man - Modern Masculinity.

When you're not working you don't feel like a man - Modern Masculinity.

Iman Amrani is back with Modern Masculinity, looking at the issues affecting men which relate to mental health in the shadow of Covid-19. In this episode, she returns to Leeds to speak to Neil Smedley, a barber who she met two years ago at a Jorda...

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Should robots have faces?

Should robots have faces?

Many robots are designed with a face – Hitchbot or Pepper robot – yet don't use their 'eyes' to see, or speak through their 'mouth'. Given that some of the more realistic humanoid robots, like Sophia, are widely considered to be unnerving, and tha...

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The 90-year-old French Resistance member confronting fascism and family trauma.

The 90-year-old French Resistance member confronting fascism and family trauma.

On the anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials, 90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine confronts her past by visiting the German concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora where her brother was killed. As a young girl, she fought Hitler's Nazis as a ...

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'Sex is not a crime': the women protesting Poland's new abortion law.

'Sex is not a crime': the women protesting Poland's new abortion law.

As Poland attempts to pass a new abortion law that amounts to a near-total ban on terminations, including in cases where a baby is sure to die soon after birth, the country's biggest protests in four decades have erupted, with Polish women challen...

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