Sanctions On Philippine Trade Perks Over Degenerating Human Rights Violations – Is The EU Only Invoking The Ghosts Of Colonization?

In a September 17 resolution, the European Parliament pushed for immediate trade sanctions against the Philippines in response to the Duterte administration’s deteriorating human rights violations. Citing the reinstatement of the death penalty, LGBT and indigenous people’s human rights abuses, and the reinstatement of private and state0backed paramilitary groups, the […]

Climate Change Worsens The Humanitarian Crisis

Evolving changes in the climate continue to affect lives, especially those in vulnerable regions like Africa. After decades of decline, the World Health Organization reported in 2018 that food insecurity is on the rise. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations confirmed this in 2019. Climate change’s direct […]

A figure in white stands in a cracked, dry field under a gray sky. Shrubs and dead grass poke sparsely through the cracks. A black vignette border gives the image a morose look.

The Continuing Exploitation of Venezuelan Refugee Women

The editing division is reviewing this article, and we kindly ask that it not be put back into pending review status until further notice. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis that has followed the economic collapse of Venezuela, in which approximately 5.2 million Venezuelans have escaped the country, female […]

Belarus Opposition Appeal to E.U. Fails To Unblock Sanctions

Belarusian opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s appeal to the European Union failed to overturn blocked sanctions against individuals within President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. Citing requirements for unanimous decision on foreign policy, top diplomat Josep Borrell said “[T]he required unanimity was not reached.” On Monday only Cyprus of the 27 E.U. members […]

Mozambique Insurgency Puts 300,000 At Risk

Ongoing violence in the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique has left more than 300,000 people totally reliant on humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Clashes between the Islamist militant group, Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jamaah (ASWJ), and government forces have caused thousands to flee the region. Although […]

Fastest Growing Internal Displacement Crisis In Burkina Faso

More than a million people have been internally displaced in Burkina Faso and the number of continues to grow as the violence rages on between Islamic extremists and local defence militia. Burkina Faso, which means ‘land of honest men’ is a former French colony that gained independence in 1960. The […]

The EU-Mercosur Trade Deal’s Environmental Implications And Pushback

The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, drafted in 2019, has been critiqued in both Europe and South America for its environmental implications. The Mercosur bloc includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The trade deal would remove trade tariffs between the EU and Mercosur, increase exports, and create a free trade market […]

Nigeria’s Crumbling Healthcare System Pleads For Help

In the midst of more than 57,000 Covid-19 cases, the Nigerian government has failed to fulfil the demands of healthcare workers as the The Joint Health Service Unions (JOHESU)-led strike is called off after a week.  The Joint Health Service Unions (JOHESU), representing nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals in […]

Taiwan Military Says It Has Right To Counter-attack Amid China Threats

On Friday, September 18th, China sent 18 Chinese aircraft across the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait – an action perceived as a provocation by the Taiwanese government. The aircraft included two H-6 bombers, eight J-16 fighters, four J-10 fighters, and four J-11 fighters. Monday, Taiwan released a statement declaring its […]

The Passing Of RBG: Legacy And Significance

The news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing at age 87 struck a chord in all of America. Her legacy as a bulwark protecting liberal rights, and an icon of feminism and pop-culture will continue. Even in death, she continues to pave way for women’s rights, as the first woman to […]

Pakistan Opposition Urges End To Military ‘Interference’ In Politics

On Sunday, the two main opposition parties in Pakistan joined with a coalition of smaller political parties and organizations at a conference in the capital city, Islamabad. The conference culminated in the signing of a declaration stating that the involved parties were now joined into one party, The Pakistan Democratic […]

Australian TV Anchor Detained In China

On August 14, Australian TV host Cheng Lei was detained in Beijing as relations between China and Australia continue to worsen. According to CNN, the Australian government received a “formal notification” of Cheng’s detention and has since been in contact with her over video chat. According to the BBC, she […]

Human Rights Violations In Burundi Continue Under New Government Rule

Since President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi took office in June, there has been little to no progress regarding the country’s human rights violations,  as expressed in a report recently submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. The Commission accused the government and […]

UN Struggles To Collect Funding For Healthcare Support In Yemen

The United Nations has recently reduced healthcare support in Yemen due to a lack of funding. Critical aid and lifesaving food distribution has been decreased in the last few months as a result. Some of the UN’s most important humanitarian programmes in the country have also been shut down. This […]

Junta Appoints Mali Leader For Democratic Transition

Earlier this month, Mali’s military leaders announced they will establish an 18-month transition government. This announcement follows last month’s coup  d’état when Malian soldiers detained high ranking government officials including the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was democratically elected into office in 2013. This is the fourth coup Mali […]

The Poisoning Of Alexei Navalny

On August 20th, the world was left reeling as news came that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in a coma and on a ventilator after a suspected poisoning. Navalny is a notable critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has utilized his social media activism and transformed it into […]