Trump Extends Iran Nuclear Deal For Last Time

On Friday, President Trump decided to honour the multilateral 2015 nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and 5 other superpowers for the third time by not reimposing punishing sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and central bank. However, in the statement he warned that the waiver was extended for a further […]

Somaliland Criminalizes Rape

Somaliland’s lower House of Parliament passed a bill, 46 to 51, to criminalize rape and related types of sexual violence. To become law, this bill must go through the upper house and then be signed by President Muse Bihi Abdi, which the Guardian predicts will occur by March 1st. The […]

Nazism Vocabulary Creeps Into Austrian Politician’s Rhetoric

There has been a public outcry in Austria after Freedom Party Interior Minister, Herbert Kickl, made a statement in which he declared that ‘basic services centres, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum process in one place’. This comes as the party’s leaders, Heinz-Christian Strache, has […]

Protests Erupt In Tunisia Amidst Tax Increases

Protests have erupted in Tunisia over the past week, following announcements of a new government budget that has increased taxes on a number of goods and services in a country that is already suffering from rising unemployment, poverty, and inflation, despite being one of the only stable democracies to emerge […]

Detention Of Dalit Protesters Sparks Concern In India

Al Jazeera has reported claims by activists that hundreds of Dalits have been “illegally detained” in the state of Maharashtra. This comes in the wake of widespread protest by the Dalit community the previous week. The protests took place in response to an attack by right-wing groups during the 200th-anniversary […]

Cameroon And Boko Haram: The Fragility Of The North Region

Four people were killed, two others abducted in attacks that took place in the far North Region of Cameroon on Thursday, January 11. This happened in Kolofata and Ashigashaya, towns which are on the border of Nigeria, where three of the victims were slaughtered. The jihadists also burned some 60 of […]

Tunisia Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Protests in Tunisia over the government’s austerity measures have resulted in the loss of life and further collisions with government forces threatening national peace. On the evening of the 8th of January, a 55-year-old man died following a protest over government austerity measures in Tebourba, 40km west of the capital […]