Day: June 24, 2016

The Biggest Ever Forced Displacement Crisis Facing The World

  Massive forced displacement of peoples in the form of either, Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) or Refugees, is one of the key challenges of the post-Cold War World. Intra-state war or a civil armed conflict is the main contributing factor for the existing dramatic displacement crisis worldwide. In addition, persecution

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UK Votes To Exit EU In Historic Referendum

BBC News has just released the results of the EU referendum: the UK has voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years. The decision proved to be a close one in an intense race overnight, but this morning voters woke to a strong siding towards the

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Historic Ceasefire Agreement Signed in Colombia

  On June 23rd, FARC rebels and the Colombian government signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending the long running conflict. Earlier this week in a joint statement, both parties said that they had reached an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire, disarmament processes, security guarantees and how

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Violence And Political Tensions In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

  Over seventy armed groups are currently operating in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Democratic Forces of Liberation of Rwanda and the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces, two of the strongest militant groups in the country, have effectively asserted their control over weakly governed areas

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