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    US cabinet member lauds Taiwan’s democracy

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:30pm on August 10, 2020

    A US cabinet member heaped praise on Taiwan’s democracy and its success in battling the coronavirus as he met the island’s leader on Monday during...

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    Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrest owner

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:36am on August 10, 2020

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of...

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    Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 09:46pm on July 20, 2020

    Sudan’s former autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, faces trial from Tuesday over the military coup that brought him...

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    Democracy under threat during pandemic, global leaders warn

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:05pm on June 25, 2020

    Over 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups, on Thursday warned that some governments were using the coronavirus pandemic to ‘tighten...

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    BNP observes Zia’s death anniversary

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on May 31, 2020

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its front and associate organisations on Saturday observed the 39th anniversary of the death of president Ziaur Rahman across the...

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    Shrinking space for freedom

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 01:27am on March 26, 2020

    WHEN the government acts against people, it becomes people’s duty, patriotic duty that is, to save democracy and the country from the government. The people,...

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    Mujib’s thoughts on oppositionalism while in opposition

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2020

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920–1975), the founding president of Bangladesh, leaves behind him immensely valuable experiences of oppositional activism in mainstream politics which remains to be...

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    Afghanistan: a country with two presidents

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on March 16, 2020

    AFGHANISTAN, a classic case of imperialist intervention, was having two presidents only days ago. Years ago, almost the same scene was on the stage of...

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    Thai pro-democracy march held since coup

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:12am on March 14, 2020

    Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters marched on parliament in Bangkok Friday, wearing black T-shirts to mourn the state of Thailand under an army-aligned government, in the...

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    Italy: the epidemic v democracy

    Antonia Williams-Annunziata | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    AT ABOUT 2:30am on Sunday, prime minister Giuseppe Conte decreed a partial quarantine over a swathe of Italy’s north region. Just over 24 hours later,...