As U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan after 20 years of war and occupation, Taliban fighters are advancing across the country; Thousands have been arrested and at least 72 people have died in South Africa during protests against poverty and inequality amid the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma; We look at how COVID-19 has fueled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry around the world.
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