In Caxito, Angola, young men spend the day monitoring the streets aiming the stop traffic accidents. Recognizable by their trademark whistles, many are taxi conductors, and others volunteer as inspectors. They blow the whistle when they see a traffic violation. Drivers routinely ignore roads signs. But they aren’t solely responsible for accidents. Caxito’s roads are poorly … [Read more...] about Blowing the whistle on traffic offences in Angola
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Hong Kong authorities are pursuing new laws to tighten the city-state’s grip on public discourse critical of its Beijing-aligned government. Residents are resorting to self-censorship and many feel that their city’s liberal identity may have been permanently lost. Speaking at the 2021 China Internet Media Forum in Guangzhou in late November, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: How is China’s crackdown changing the city’s identity?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will launch a national health screening initiative this July to detect non-communicable diseases (NCD), says Khairy Jamaluddin. The Health Minister said the ministry aims to provide 1.5 million people above the age of 40 who never had health screenings with free health screenings - including fecal occult blood stool testing (FOCB) for … [Read more...] about Khairy: National health screening to be launched in July to detect non-communicable diseases
TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pic) on Thursday (May 26) described the Republic's brand of democracy as a system that works and has yielded results such as law and order, growth and efficient governance. He was responding to a question by Nikkei Asia editor-in-chief Shigesaburo Okumura, at a discussion at the 27th … [Read more...] about Singapore’s democracy is a system that works: Lee Hsien Loong
Service members of pro-Russian troops drive an armoured vehicle along a street past a destroyed residential building during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the town of Popasna in the Luhansk Region, Ukraine May 26, 2022. The writing on the vehicle reads: “Valkyrie”. (REUTERS) KYIV/POPASNA, Ukraine – Ukraine said on Friday its forces may need to retreat from their last pocket of … [Read more...] about Ukraine says troops may retreat from eastern region as Russia advances