Rappi Or No Rappi? The Case Of Delivery Apps In Latin America

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been great controversy with regards to the role of delivery apps like Uber Eats, Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa in Latin America. In countries like Argentina where delivery drivers have been granted the permission to circulate freely, people have shown concern about […]

Domestic Violence Increasing During COVID-19

The list of what the current Coronavirus pandemic affects does not stop at economic, physical, and mental healthcare, but has many other indirect consequences. One of these is the recent increase in domestic violence cases, which involves physical violence, as well as verbal, online, and emotional abuse, and coercive control. […]

What We Must Be Cautious Of After Coronavirus

Australia’s economic reliance on China has revealed itself to be a weakness in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis. Throughout the early 2000s, Chinese economic growth brought with it the conventional wisdom that liberalisation, openness and freedom would permeate the authoritarian regime controlling China. However, this did not happen. […]

The Humanitarian Crisis In The Arab World’s Poorest Country

A multilayered humanitarian crisis has reached its tipping point in Yemen. The civil war between the internationally recognised government and the Houthi rebel forces has been ongoing since 2015. It has since devolved into a full blown proxy war between the Saudi led coalition and the Houthis, which are said […]

The Tinderbox: A Look At Blame Amidst Chaos

People all across the globe are watching the U.S., captivated by the mountain of smoke rising up from burning buildings, the 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the widespread economic distress, and the failings of a splintered government. It has been said that “our country is on fire,” that our democracy is […]

China’s Tightening Grip: Hong Kong Security Plan Approved

Fear has been evoked into the citizens of Hong Kong as a result of the Chinese parliament approving national security legislation. On Thursday May 28th, the country’s legislature approved a plan to suppress secession, subversion, terrorism and seemingly any acts that may threaten national security in the semiautonomous city. Beijing […]

A Halt To Admittance: Foreign Nationals Under Restrictions

President Trump has released a new proclamation forbidding foreign nationals to enter the country if they have been in Brazil at any time in the 14 days preceding their entry attempt. As we well know, these restrictions follow previously dictated stay-at-home and face-covering orders throughout the nation, as America continues […]

Trouble Looms The African Development Bank President

Elected as the 8th President of the African Development Bank and the Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina has been subject of several allegations in the past few months. He Succeeded Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, and resumed office on September 1st, 2015 in Abidjan. […]

Myanmar Submits First Report To ICJ Concerning Rohingya Genocide

Last Sunday, Myanmar submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice, elaborating on the measures it has taken to protect the Rohingya ethnic minority from genocide. The ICJ had issued a provisional order on Myanmar in January following a call to action made by The Gambia, urging Myanmar […]

Burundi Elects New President Amid Concerns Over Election Integrity

Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate for the governing Burundian party CNDD-FDD, was declared the winner of Burundi’s May 20th election by the Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI). Ndayishimiye campaigned to “fight poverty and develop the country” and received approximately 67% of the vote while his opponent, Agathon Rwasa of the National Freedom […]

Mixed Message Regarding Insurgency In Mozambique

On the 27th of May, the Mozambican government gave a mixed message regarding the status of the terrorist insurgency in the north of the country. The interior minister, Amade Miquidade, reiterated that the situation was “under control”. He also, however, provided worrying information on the strategy pursued by the military […]

The Covid-19 Pandemic Could Bring About Greater Equality In the UK

Months after the Coronavirus began to shut down the globe, countries are slowly adjusting to a new way of life. Ever since the virus landed in the U.K., it has been the “low paid healthcare workers, rubbish collectors, and supermarket stackers, not hedge fund managers or venture capitalists” who have […]

US And UK Conduct Military Exercise In Barents Sea

Earlier this month the United States and the United Kingdom engaged in joint training exercises in the Barents Sea. The exercise included three US destroyers, a fast combat support ship, reconnaissance aircraft, and a UK warship. What makes these exercises significant is the location, as the Barents Sea is located […]

COVID-Positive Deportees Contaminate U.S.-Guatemalan Relations

Last Thursday, Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei became the first Central American leader to criticize the United States’ deportation policy amidst the coronavirus pandemic. American deportees have contributed over a hundred new names to Guatemala’s list of infected. The new arrivals, Giammattei says, cause “serious problems” for an already struggling healthcare […]