Day: December 18, 2017

Mandela Funeral Fiasco Further Indicates Rotten Core Of ANC

In the final weeks of build-up to the ANC’s leadership election on December 16th, a corruption scandal involving the misappropriation of funds for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in 2013 has further brought into focus the overwhelming need for extensive reform of South Africa’s ruling party. Last week, South Africa’s anti-corruption

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Golden Opportunity Lost In Syrian Diplomatic Peace Talks

United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, intending to end the Syrian Civil War, have fallen apart, with special envoy Staffan de Mistura admitting that “a golden big opportunity” has been missed. Now in the eighth round of talks, last Thursday’s developments have diminished the Geneva process’ credibility. The deflated special

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The Libyan Slavery Situation

Earlier this year, reports emerged that West African immigrants were being auctioned openly in what has become the present-day slavery. These reports emerged after survivors from the ordeals returned home following efforts by the UN. Some of the ordeals they underwent include extortion, sexual abuse, hard labour, and violence. Ever

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Rohingya Women Forced Into Slavery

Rohingya women from the Rakhine state in Myanmar are being trafficked across the border into Bangladesh and sold as sex slaves. A recent influx of more than 620,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, since October 2016, has caused the human trafficking situation to escalate. The Myanmar Government claims that its campaigns in

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Leaked Plans For North Korean Refugee Settlements In China

A leaked document on the micro-blogging site ‘Weibo’ revealed surprising plans by China for the future of North Korean refugees in their country. The document, which has since been deleted, was given the subtitle of “North Korea Refugee Settlement Plans.” The plans detailed attempts by the China Mobile Branch to

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