Samira Sadeque, Inter Press Service

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Past articles by Samira:

Africa Needs to Move Quickly on COVID Vaccines to Build Long-term Resilience

Countries on the African continent have a pattern of a six-month break before a new COVID-19 spike happens, researchers at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change have said in a newly released report. Marvin Akuagwuagwu, a data analyst in the Africa COVID-19 Policy unit at the Institute, told IPS that it’s the countries with … → Read More

‘Whole Life Cycle of Plastics’ Approach Could Reduce Pollution – WWF expert

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected plastic waste management, as the world saw a rise in single-use sanitary products, and many cities abandoned their recycling and waste management efforts in the first few months, Eirik Lindebjerg of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) told IPS. “For example, in March 2020, amid potential hygiene concerns, some … → Read More

‘He said bro—red flag!’: TikTok shows Oxford students identifying person claiming to be police as alleged shooter

A TikTok shows how Oxford students, barricaded in a classroom, realized a school shooter was trying to impersonate a sheriff. → Read More

‘They literally could’ve killed us’: U.S. Marshalls point guns at woman and newborn after allegedly storming the wrong apartment

A viral TikTok video shows alleged U.S. Marshals aiming guns at the door of a woman while she was inside with her infant. → Read More

‘Get me a cop right now!’: Male Karen throws tantrum after allegedly getting kicked out of restaurant for grabbing waitress’ butt

A video shows a man screaming at the top of his lungs after he was allegedly thrown out of a restaurant for sexually assaulting a waitress. → Read More

‘Proof that nothing is ever truly deleted’: TikToker says her deleted NSFW medical photo showed up at Apple store

A TikToker claims that a NSFW photo she’d once deleted from her phone resurfaced during a recovery effort at an Apple store. → Read More

Influencer gets called out for ‘still blackfishing’ 3 years after initial controversy in viral TikTok

Emma Hallberg, a Swedish influencer, is once again getting called out for blackfishing—over three years after the initial controvers. → Read More

‘You stole it!’: TikToker tracks phone only to find it in woman’s purse

A viral TikTok video shows a TikToker tracking down her phone to a woman's purse after she says it was taken at the club. → Read More

Brian Laundrie’s lawyer gets review-bombed

Online pages of the law firm representing Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, have been flooded with bad reviews. → Read More

TikToker removes own IUD in viral video, encouraging others to do the same

A TikToker's video showing her 'DIY IUD removal' has gone viral and is garnering widespread support from other people with uteruses. → Read More

TikToker says he was denied apartment because he’s on Famous Birthdays

A popular TikToker, Adeib El Masri, said in a viral video that he was denied an apartment for being on Famous Birthdays. → Read More

‘This racist sh*t is getting out of hand’: Black Instacart worker allegedly harassed by white men at Kroger

A Black woman in Texas was seemingly harassed by at least two white man at a supermarket while she was working for Instacart. → Read More

‘They’re making it so obvious’: Black TikToker films Marshalls workers ‘following’ her around store

A Black woman has accused Marshalls employees of following her and her friends around a store in Big Rapids, Michigan. → Read More

‘Legend’: Viral TikTok shows man roller skating away from the cops

TikTokers are cheering on a Wisconsin man who was caught in a video fleeing from the police on his roller skates. → Read More

EDM artist removed from music festival following allegations of sexual assault

STUCA, also known as Geoff Bass, has been accused of sexually assaulting a former friend and manipulating her into sex. → Read More

‘It’s fatphobic, and it’s racist’: Lizzo cries on Instagram Live after trolls attack her over new music video

In her Instagram Live, Lizzo shared a vulnerable moment while reiterating that she will not be broken by haters. → Read More

Man goes off on unvaccinated hospital patients in viral video, says wife who has cancer was released early to make room for them

Jason Arena, the husband of a cancer patient, went off on unvaccinated patients after his wife was discharged from the hospital. → Read More

‘Pick it up yourself’: DoorDash driver accuses customer who didn’t tip of making him work for free, sparking debate

The driver is getting accused of harassing the customer. → Read More

These immigrant mothers had to help their children remote learn — in a language they don’t speak

The pandemic added multiple layers of challenges. → Read More

‘This kinda makes me feel icky’: Ex-Starbucks worker admits to giving customers decaf coffee when they order caffeine, dividing viewers

A TikToker who claims to be a former Starbucks worker admitted to giving customers decaf coffee 'just if (he) felt like it.' → Read More