In Nigeria’s troubled northwest, phone blockades hurt locals
In response to growing violence across Nigeria’s northwest and central states, governors have blocked telecommunications in many areas across five states to enable the military to carry out special operations targeted at the armed groups attacking local communities.
Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry
Soon after the pandemic began, India’s government, with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, tasked the country’s most advanced bioscience innovation hub — the publicly funded Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, or C-CAMP — with quickly finding a way to locally produce virus test kits and their components.
Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia
After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged.
Colombian cop who ran squad vetted by DEA pleads guilty
A Colombian national police officer who was part of an elite unit that worked closely with U.S. anti-narcotics agents has pleaded guilty to charges he betrayed the Drug Enforcement Administration to the same traffickers they were jointly fighting.