Bissau produces 200 tons of solid waste daily

The capital of Guinea-Bissau produces around 200 tonnes of solid waste every day and only 50 percent is removed, Augusto Pansau Pacheco, an environmental activist from a non-governmental organisation that is trying to conserve the Bissau wetlands, told Lusa Last week, a…

Maradona 'abused and raped me', says Cuban woman

A 37-year-old Cuban woman, who had an affair with Diego Maradona as a minor 20 years ago, accused the late Argentine idol and his entourage on Monday of violence and abuse, including rape and holding her against her will Mavys Alvarez Rego, who now lives in Miami, told…

I am a female, and I am a journalist, and this is what Taliban cannot stand

When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, following the collapse of the western-backed government in mid-August this year, its leaders promised to respect women’s rights. However, in the weeks since, the group’s assurances have done little to assuage fears of women and girls living in Afghanistan. Zainab, a female Afghan journalist, reveals to Plataforma, after the new government took shape, the life of being a female and a journalist is tough.

“Our lives, the hopeless Afghans, are at stack”

The international community is cautiously observing the Taliban’s governance in Afghanistan. In the country, thousands of people are displaced; beyond the political crisis, there are unemployment, hunger, and the drought that devastates the country... “The war is over”, Mirwais Maiwandwal said, the former newsdesk manager of the Weesa Daily, one of the largest independent newspapers in Afghanistan. However, the new Government leaves an enormous uncertainty in the air; and despite the return to peace, “the social, economic and political situation worsened”.

US in mourning over 500,000 Covid deaths, UK sees hope

President Joe Biden ordered flags lowered to half mast Monday after the United States crossed the “heartbreaking” milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, while Britain eyed lifting lockdowns in the latest sign of global gains against the pandemic. “I…