Overview In 2004, mass protests took place in Ukraine to overthrow pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych. Described as the ‘Orange Revolution’, the protests successfully enabled the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko into power. In response, Russia limited gas supplies to Ukraine and, in addition to the global financial crisis, depleted the value […]
“Everyone is responsible. The politician, the academic, the clergy, the artisan, the blue-collar, the white – collar and any other category, across all generations are responsible for the emergence of a progressive nation”.
The Borno State Police Command has dismissed media reports suggesting that policewomen and wives of policemen were abducted by Boko Haram on June 20. The Police denial was made in a press statement signed by Mr. Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command. Media reports had claimed that Boko Haram terrorists […]
Politics can often be seen as a game. A dangerous one at that. ‘The Great Game’ was the term coined in the nineteenth century for territorial conflict between Britain and Russia. But it seems that in the U.K. general election, the rules often fluctuate, and don’t necessarily lead to disqualification […]
On Friday, June 30th, 2017, German lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote passed 393 votes to 226, with four lawmakers abstaining. The bill in question allows for the same rights of marriage as heterosexual couples, as well as the right for same-sex couples to jointly adopt. This was […]
10 years after the ratification of the Convention Against Torture, Amnesty International has expressed concern that Thailand is not fulfilling its obligations. Human Rights Watch stated that Thailand has created a committee to receive complaints and investigate allegations of torture, but without law recognizing these crimes, the committee has little […]
On Thursday, Iraqi government-led troops seized the Great Mosque of al-Nuri from ISIS in Mosul. This comes three years after the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claimed the site as the group’s caliphate and appointed himself as the leader. Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the mosque had been successfully seized by their […]