Farmer’s Republic Day Parade

For the first time since India first celebrated Republic Day on January 26, 1950, there will be two parades in India’s capital Delhi next week.

India’s Big Vaccination Day

After the 10-month dark tunnel that upended millions of lives in 2020, a shed of light has given hope to people in 2021. India is all set to kick off what is touted to be the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19 on January 16.

Taiwan – the Only Chinese Democracy

During the late 1990s, Taiwan was often touted as a best-case scenario of democratization. Despite internal national identity divisions, its authoritarian past, and the military threat from China, Taiwan went through a remarkably smooth and peaceful democratic transition.

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End of the Saudi – Qatar embargo

Saudi Arabia has decided to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar, ending more than three years of isolation of the latter from the Persian Gulf states.

Mozambique’s Islamist insurgency

Mozambique is stepping up plans to formalise international help to combat the Islamist insurgency in gas-rich Cabo Delgado province.