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Good morning, this is Nicolas. Today, we’re covering a recent decree from the Taliban government aimed at restoring women’s rights, while Afghan rights activists remain sceptical about its enforcement.

We also learn of the pandemic’s disruptive effect on the fight against malaria. Meanwhile, a video teaches us the need to regulate the use of autonomous weapons.

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Nicolas Camut


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A four-year-old child attending a malaria checkup with his mother in Ethiopia, March 2021. (Credits: Flickr/UNICEF Ethiopia/Demissew Bizuwerk)

🦟 The fight against malaria is disrupted by the pandemic, but no ‘doomsday scenario’ in sight, WHO says. According to the UN health agency, 47,000 deaths from malaria last year can be linked to the pandemic’s impact, which hindered prevention and treatment efforts on the ground. But the worst was avoided, according to the director of the WHO’s malaria programme: in its original projection for 2020, the health body had expected malaria-related deaths to double.

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