Polls close in Nigeria’s delayed vote

Polls close in Nigeria’s delayed vote

Abuja, Nigeria - Polls have closed in Nigeria's closely contested presidential and legislative elections which were delayed by a week due to logistical problems. There was a huge voter turnout in the capital city, Abuja, with some voters lining up three hours before the polls opened. "I wanted to be one of the first to…
Can Nigeria deliver credible elections?

Can Nigeria deliver credible elections?

Abuja, Nigeria - Will Nigerians finally get to elect a new president in a free-and-fair election after a week delay? That is the question on the lips of many as Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) tries to resolve logistics problems that forced the postponement of the polls for one week last Saturday. As voters prepare…
‘The way we were raised’: The story of an Inupiaq elder

‘The way we were raised’: The story of an Inupiaq elder

Ernest Norton does not hunt like he used to. He is 76 years old and a village elder, a title of respect given to older members of Native communities. He lives in Kotzebue, a coastal town 40km above the Arctic Circle. Located at the confluence of three major rivers that feed into the frigid Chukchi…
Fear, anxiety in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as tension peaks

Fear, anxiety in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as tension peaks

Chakothi, Pakistan-administered Kashmir - Shabnam Lone just wants to go home. The 22-year-old came to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, three weeks ago to visit her uncle and aunt for a short trip, after waiting a year and a half for her application to make its way through the labyrinthine Pakistani and Indian security vetting…
Sikhs provide sanctuary to Kashmiris caught in ‘revenge’ attacks

Sikhs provide sanctuary to Kashmiris caught in ‘revenge’ attacks

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - When 18-year-old Kashmiri student Shadab Ahmad and his friends were attacked by a mob in the north Indian state of Haryana last week, they prepared for the worst. The group of four - all Kashmiris - were set upon by a gang and only survived after reaching their flat and barricading…
Iran: 40 years after the revolution

Iran: 40 years after the revolution

The Islamic Republic of Iran just turned 40. In the decades since the 1979 revolution, two generations have grown up under the clerical system of government. Today, they face an uncertain economic future. In this episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists meet two women with different views on what that future should look like…
Sudan’s Bashir declares one year state of emergency

Sudan’s Bashir declares one year state of emergency

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency, dissolving his cabinet and local governments throughout the country. In a televised address on Friday, Bashir also called on Sudan's parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another term in a presidential election in 2020. Acknowledging the popular protests that have…
Pakistan army: Will respond with ‘full force’ if India attacks

Pakistan army: Will respond with ‘full force’ if India attacks

The Pakistani army has said it is prepared to defend against any attack by India, and would respond with "full force" if that happens, a spokesman said a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan authorised the military to begin preparations for a possible attack. "We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full…
As murdered Slovak remembered, calls to legally protect reporters

As murdered Slovak remembered, calls to legally protect reporters

On February 21 last year, Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, archaeologist Martina Kusnirova, were murdered in their home in Vel'ka Maca, a small village 28 miles (45km) east of the capital Bratislava. They were killed by a professional assassin: Kuciak with two shots to the chest, Kusnirova with one to the head. Their deaths provoked a public outcry which led to mass…
Kenya court delays decision on anti-gay sex law

Kenya court delays decision on anti-gay sex law

Kenya's High Court has postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise gay sex, citing a heavy case load. Friday's announcement of a delay was met with dismay by Kenya's LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed three years ago.…

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