Pro-Democracy Protests Continue In Belarus

The August Presidential elections in Belarus has led to months of mass protests, sanctions, and speculation of wavering support from Belarus’ closest ally. The August elections saw incumbent President, Alexander Lukashenko capture over 80% of the national vote securing himself his sixth consecutive term as President of Belarus. Despite what […]

Zimbabwe: Life After Mugabe

The people of Zimbabwe were promised job creation, a thriving economy and human rights reforms after the military coup that ousted Robert Mugabe from power three years ago. After the coup, the Mnangagwa administration came to power and in a bid to differentiate themselves from Mugabe, the government pledged towards […]

Falkland Islands Free Of Landmines

According to the British Foreign Office, the Falkland Islands will be free of landmines, for the first time since the 1982 conflict. Following the Falklands War, fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina over control of the archipelago, approximately 25,000 landmines remained. The clearing program has been ongoing since 2009, […]

Journalist Killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Elyas Dayee, a radio journalist working in Afghanistan, was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to his car on Wednesday 11th November, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have reported. According to Voice of America, Dayee was killed when a “magnetic” explosive device, attached to his car, was detonated as […]

Nigerian Authorities Return Police Brutality Activist’s Passport

According to a report on November 9th, 2020 from Reuters, Nigerian Immigration Authorities have recently returned a passport to one Modupe Odele. Odele was a lawyer, who arranged for the legal defenses for protestors in the recent October Nigerian police brutality protests. The returning of Odele’s passport and the subsequent […]

The Tigray Crisis Enters Third Week Without Signs That Hostilities Will Cease

Alamata, a small town in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, usually famous for its beautiful green mountains, is now the battleground in Ethiopia’s unfolding civil war. The fighting broke out on November 4th between the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and the federal government. The conflict stemmed from the Prime […]

Ousting Of President Vizcarra Leads To Protests In Peru

A series of demonstrations have broken out in several Peruvian cities after President Martín Vizcarra was ousted from office on the 9th of November, tipping the country into further political uncertainty as it deals with one of the world’s highest Covid-19 death tolls. Manuel Merino, the former head of Congress, […]

Coronavirus Vaccine: How Will Poorer Countries Get A Fair Shot?

In the fight against COVID-19, the world is putting an immense amount of resources into developing an effective vaccine. Some scientists and pharmaceutical companies are saying that hopefully we will have a successful vaccine by the beginning of 2021. The problem with such a newly developed vaccine is that there […]

World’s Largest Wetlands Are In Danger

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest wetlands, have been drastically affected by wildfires in the last year. The Pantanal area is an estimated 200,000 square km, containing around 3% of the world’s wetlands. The flames have already impacted 28% of the region which is connected to other large areas […]

The United States is Experiencing a Humanitarian Crisis

The United States of America has surpassed over 10 million COVID-19 cases, leading health professionals to announce the situation as a humanitarian crisis. Nearly one year has passed since the first case of the virus in the US, and the country and its leaders have done a poor job at […]

Amnesty International Warns Of War Crimes In The Tigray Crisis

The United Nations has warned last Friday of war crimes that had been perpetrated on the night of November 9 in Mai-Kadra, Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia. This barbarity involves the killing with sharp weapons such as knives and machetes of approximately 500 labourers not subject to the conflict, […]

The 11th Of November Is A Powerful Peace Builder In 2020

A century ago, an unknown warrior was buried under the Arc de Triomphe and another one within the walls of Westminster Abbey. A new tradition was born, destined to make the memory of each of the men who fell for their country in the First World War eternal; regardless of […]

U.S. Plans Sanctions On Iranians For Violence Against Protestors, Sources Say

The U.S. has announced plans to shortly implement sanctions against individuals and entities involved in perpetuating violence against Iranian citizens involved in the anti-government demonstrations that occurred in November of 2019. The protests came after the Iranian government announced a 50%-200% increase in gas prices. Citizens responded by taking to […]

The Human Cost Of Incendiary Weapons: Why Stronger International Laws Are Needed

A recent report by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic has revealed the horrific human costs associated with the use of incendiary weapons on civilian populations. Designed to produce fire and heat via chemical reactions with flammable substances, incendiary weapons are widely used across major […]

U.A.E. Changes Laws To Attract Foreign Tourists And Investment

The United Arab Emirates has announced several changes to their legal system, including the abolishment of forgiving verdicts for honour killings, fewer alcohol restrictions, and an ability for noncitizens to be excluded from Islamic law considering inheritance and divorce. The modified laws are supposed to attract tourists and funding from […]