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‘The Turkmenator’: Turkmenistan’s President Plays Up His Gun and Knife Skills on State TV

(GV) – Turkmenistan’s president is at it again. Just few days after Global Voices highlighted Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s high-profile talents, which include singing and biking while his country falls into a deep financial crisis, a new video of the president started to circulate. This time, Berdimuhamedov is dressed in fatigues and showcasing…

Videos Document Torture of Ruby Miners in Mozambique

(GVO) – Videos published on social media by the investigative journalist Lázaro Mabunda documented scenes of torture, allegedly at a ruby mine in Namanhumbir, a northern city in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. Globally, Namanhumbir rubies are traded in large auctions generating millions of dollars. In 2016, the company Gemfields,…