Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Jacob Zuma: The Corruption Surrounding South Africa’s President

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has been recently making headlines in regards to the corruption plaguing his government. Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009, succeeding Thabo Mbeki, after the government felt he was no longer fit to rule the country. He has been tied to […]

Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking In Libya

Every year, thousands of people pour across Libya’s borders. They are either refugees or poor migrants searching for better opportunities in Europe. Last month, the African Union expressed outrage after a footage of Sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya was released. In the video, young men were […]

Refugees: Pawns On The Chessboard Of Australasia Politics?

Newly elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden recently offered to welcome 150 Manus Island and Nauru detainees. The offer comes in response to Australia’s decision to close the detention centres on the 31st October, rendering hundreds of refugees confused and distressed. While the Australian government has proposed alternative accommodation […]

Militarization In Rio de Janeiro: The Response To Failed Policing Policy And Increased Violence

An uptick in violence has been the main story reported by the international media on the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro this year. In the first nine months of 2017, 4,974 people were killed in the state of Rio, up 11% from the year before. A recent New York […]

Duterte Extends Martial Law In Mindanao To ‘Eradicate’ ISIL

On Wednesday, The Filipino Congress approved President Duterte‘s appeal to extend martial law in the country’s southern region, Mindanao, until the end of 2018 in order to “totally eradicate” ISIL supporters and communist fighters. Duterte appealed for the extension on Monday in a letter to legislators, saying that in order to contain an ongoing […]

Two Suicide Bombers Attack Church In Pakistan

On 17 December, two suicide bombers attacked a church named Bethel Memorial Methodist in Pakistan. A week before Christmas, there were at least 400 people in attendance at the church. The assailant detonated a bomb he was carrying inside his vest near the doors of the entrance to the main […]

Argentina’s Government Cuts Pensions As Anti-Austerity Protests Intensify

A controversial bid to reform Argentina’s pension regime has passed in the National Congress amid intensifying anti-government protests seeking to halt the bill’s progress. According to official sources, approximately 49 people have been arrested in connection with the protests, and another 147 people (including police officers) treated for injuries of […]