As regions like Sagaing plunge deeper into the chaos of Myanmar’s post-coup conflict, cases of sexual violence by both sides are on the rise and victims have few avenues to seek redress.
Widespread conflict has had a devastating impact on paddy farmers in war zones, but the slump in production is driving up prices for farmers in more stable areas, despite new onerous export restrictions.
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Large-scale cattle smuggling has resumed in northern Shan State since the emergence of COVID-19, with armed groups heavily involved in the trade.
Yangon Region will host two of the most hotly contested ethnic affairs minister races in November, with prominent MPs and activists seeking election.
Tight deadlines, long and costly journeys to polling stations and a lack of information mean most overseas migrants are unlikely to vote this year.
Culture and a lack of resources may be masking the true scale of mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association promised to end its involvement in politics, but there are signs it might be changing its mind.
For years, residents of a conflict-blighted area of Shan State had ‘kept their anger inside’, but after the Tatmadaw gunned down a farmer, more than 10,000 villagers marched in protest.