Don’t Allow the Buffalo in India to Be Cowed Down

By Tarun Shridhar

Italy has a mere 400,000 buffaloes. Yet the country guards them as precious national wealth. The celebrated mozzarella cheese is made from buffalo milk. Italians use this iconic cheese in salads, pizzas, pasta and more. Such is the status of this cheese that “mozzarella di bufala” enjoys legal protection in the European Union. Compared to Italy, India has a humungous buffalo population. The 20th Livestock...

In Sierra Leone, COVID-19 Could Make Maternal Mortality Worse

By Emma Minor

Six years ago, Sierra Leone was fighting Ebola, an infectious disease that devastated the country for almost two years. Today, like most countries around the world, the West African nation is in the midst of fighting another disease: COVID-19. The Ebola outbreak not only killed thousands of people directly, but it also worsened other health crises like maternal mortality. While the Ebola virus rampaged the...

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How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

By Atul Singh

Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know it. In recent months, Fair Observer has examined the crisis through political, economic and social lenses, publishing articles from around the world. The result is three 360° series that we urge you to read. You...


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The Interview

Islamophobia in the US has increased ever since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Discrimination and hate crimes against American Muslims skyrocketed immediately after the deadliest assault on US soil took place. Despite sporadic efforts by former President Barack Obama to bridge the religious and racial divides, anti-Muslim prejudice was further heightened after the election of Donald Trump in 2016, leading to...

By Kourosh Ziabari & Arun Kundnani