Raheela Mahomed

Raheela Mahomed

Asia

Afghanistan, Pakistan: At least 200 killed in monsoon floods

Families and rescue workers are searching through the wreckage for survivors.

Afghanistan, Pakistan: At least 200 killed in monsoon floods

Africa

Benin: Monuments from slave trade era restored in Ouidah city

As anti-racism protests in the US and Europe grew, so did demands for the removal of statues linked to slavery - a city in West Africa is going the other way.

Benin: Monuments from slave trade era restored in Ouidah city

Asia Pacific

Vietnam battles second pandemic wave

Vietnam has placed a second city into lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus infections after being virus-free for months.

Vietnam battles second pandemic wave

Europe

Belgium fights COVID-19 surge

Around half of all new cases are in Antwerp. A nighttime curfew has been imposed on the port city and social distancing rules imposed.

Belgium fights COVID-19 surge

Asia

Indians call for compensation over oil well blaze

Firefighters have so far failed to put out a huge oil well blaze which has been burning for two months after thousands of farming families in Assam state were forced from their homes.

Indians call for compensation over oil well blaze

Asia

Pakistan coronavirus: Concerns grow over use of low-quality masks

In Pakistan’s poorer neighbourhoods, medically approved face-masks are a luxury many cannot afford.

Pakistan coronavirus: Concerns grow over use of low-quality masks

Middle East

Idlib's displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

In spite of widespread destruction wrought by government bombardment, they missed home and wanted to return for Eid.

Idlib's displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

Europe

COVID-19: Spain volunteers make masks for healthcare workers

Lack of protective equipment means volunteers are now getting their sewing machines out to address a shortage.

COVID-19: Spain volunteers make masks for healthcare workers

Africa

DR Congo lockdown: Kinshasa's main commercial centre closes

As streets empty and shops close, pandemic forces the Democratic Republic of the Congo to shut down its capital and commercial hub.

DR Congo lockdown: Kinshasa's main commercial centre closes

Coronavirus pandemic

Tech companies benefit from coronavirus

During these times of uncertainty, digital tools are proving to be more vital than ever.

Tech companies benefit from coronavirus

Africa

Protests in Guinea on President Alpha Conde's bid to extend term

Conde wants to hold referendum on staying in power beyond two terms, which sparked anti-gov't protests in October.

Protests in Guinea on President Alpha Conde's bid to extend term

Africa

DR Congo violence: Suspected rebel attack in northeast

Allied Democratic Forces blamed for carrying out an ambush in northeast region which has seen increased attacks.

DR Congo violence: Suspected rebel attack in northeast