Daily Archives: May 11, 2019


U.S Threatens Sanctions With Seemingly No Benefits To Iran’s Top Five Oil Exporters

On Monday, April 22nd, the United States stated that if China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey continued to import oil from Iran after May 2nd, when their waivers expire, they will no longer be exempt from US sanctions. Iran has denounced these sanctions, calling them illegal, and does not […]


Pakistan’s Nationwide Campaign Against Polio To Continue Despite Violence

On April 22nd, Pakistan’s federal government launched a nationwide campaign against polio and has since managed to vaccinate more than 37 million children, approaching its goal of 39 million. Several news outlets claimed that the campaign was brought to an abrupt halt after a string of violent attacks against healthcare […]


Greenpeace Protests 2

Last year, an audit of plastic pollution found that Nestlé is one of the top three plastic polluters in the world. In 2017, 98% of its products, including beverages, were packaged in single-use packing. The corporation produced 1.7 million tonnes of plastic last year as a result of its throwaway […]


Most African Countries Are Generally Becoming Less Fragile

The Fragile State Index (FSI) 2019 showed that most African countries are generally less fragile, with slight improvements since previous years. The FSI, published by Fund for Peace, ranks countries based on how different pressures they face “impact their levels of fragility.” The FSI takes into account variables such as […]