Charlotte Devenish


About Charlotte Devenish

History student at the University of Edinburgh, currently on exchange at the University of Auckland.

New Zealand Bans Future Offshore Oil And Gas Exploration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement on Thursday, April 12, brings New Zealand closer to its goal: a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.  Ardern, as quoted in The New Zealand Herald, stated that: “We’re protecting industry and protecting future generations from climate change. This is a responsible step, which provides certainty for businesses […]


Malaysian Parliament Dissolved: Will This Disintegrate The State?

In the wake of the landmark and controversial bill prohibiting ‘fake news,’ Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, announced the dissolution of the current Malaysian government, effective 7 April 2018, paving the way for a general election earlier than expected. Originally predicted to take place in August, the dissolving gives Malaysia […]


Spy Poisoning: Russia Retaliates 23 For 23

On Saturday, March 17th Russia announced expected retaliatory measures, giving twenty-three British diplomats a week to leave the country. Just three days after the UK announced it would do the same. Russia additionally announced the closure of the British Council in Russia and the British Consulate in St. Petersburg, according […]


#SaveOurBabies

116 children currently residing in the Vine Heritage Home have been saved from infanticide, but many more have not been. The murder of infants, particularly twins, has been a long-term issue in Nigeria that is shrouded in secrecy. Hidden behind the spotlight of the eight-year-old Boko Haram conflict which took […]


South Africa’s 9/11: Cape Town Water Crisis

16 April 2018. The day in which one of Africa’s most affluent cities, Cape Town, is predicted to run out of water. After a one-in-384-year drought and a 79% increase in population growth since 1994, according to The Guardian, South Africa’s second-largest city has been affected by climate change a decade […]


Battle At The Borders: Why More Responsibility Needs To Be Taken For Syrian Refugees

This week news about two different borders caught my attention; one about the Syrian border with Lebanon and the other with Turkey. Individually they alarmed me, but together they significantly call for a change in how the UN, governments and NGOs manage the Syrian conflict. The conflict which began in […]