Day: March 21, 2017

What Is The “Modern Day Slave Trade” Of Zimbabwe?

A crucial tenet of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that all humans should be free of slavery, abuses, violence and fear. Yet human trafficking is still a $150 billion industry affecting 46 million people across the world, akin to a “modern day slave trade.” Trafficking commonly masquerades as

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Water Privatization In Rio De Janeiro

On February 20th the Rio de Janeiro state legislature passed a bill to privatize the public water and sewage utility Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (CEDAE). Civil servants staged protests and even threatened to strike if the state continues with the sale of CEDAE. The bill will see the

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We Haven’t Seen The Last Of The Zika Virus

The Zika virus spread across South America and brought panic to many people across the globe. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) lifted the state of emergency warning in November, the concern for the Zika virus has lowered substantially. However, the effects of the Zika virus are not going unnoticed.

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Damascus Stunned By Surprise Rebel Attack

Syrian rebel factions initiated a surprise attack on government forces on the Eastern outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, March 19th, 2017, according to Syrian State Media and other sources like The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The SOHR further reports that this is an area that has not experienced

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Taliban Attacks Border Posts Between Pakistan-Afghanistan

The Pakistani Taliban faction attempted to carry out an attack on border posts between Afghanistan and Pakistan on the 17th of March, 2017. Eight people, including two Pakistani soldiers, have been killed in a raid on a Pakistani military border post in the Khyber tribal area, according to the Pakistan

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