Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Somaliland Introduces Legislation To Outlaw Rape

This week the Republic of Somaliland, a conservative Islamic autonomous region of Somalia, introduced legislation to outlaw all forms of sexual offence. The bill, which has been approved by the lower house of parliament and is hoped to be passed by the upper house by the beginning of March, covers […]

Digitizing And Disenfranchising India’s Poor

Since July 2016, the Narendra Modi government has rolled out Aadhaar – ‘the Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act’ – to 1.1 billion Indian residents. Using biometric information, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues recipients with […]

Corruption In Ukraine Revealed

A secret Ukrainian court ruling has been released by Al Jazeera. Revealing how the country’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovich stole billions from the country before his 2014 expulsion. Yanukovich, who is now residing in Russia, siphoned an estimated $1.5bn from Ukraine through an intricate network of more than 400 countries. The […]

Trump’s Sh*thole Countries And The ‘Racist’ Epithet

“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” These are the words that President Trump chose to employ when referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and all African countries in a meeting with Members of Congress on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a […]

Protesters, Human Rights Advocates In Outrage Over Pardon Of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori

On Thursday, the 12th of January, tens of thousands marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima for the fourth time since President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned divisive former President Alberto Fujimori on Christmas Eve. They shouted “traitor” and “the pardon has got to go,” demanding its reversal and Kuczynski’s resignation. […]

Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]

Toronto Attack Categorized As A Hate Crime

On the morning of Friday, January 12, 2018, an eleven-year-old girl named Khawlah Noman has claimed that a man attacked her on her way to school and attempted to remove her hijab. Khawlah, a sixth-grade student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, was walking with her younger brother when she […]

Arab League Discussing Plans To Reinstate 1967 Palestine Jerusalem Borders

Following the United States attempt at proclaiming the city of Jerusalem as belonging to the state of Israel, the Arab League are now in talks with each-other about Palestine’s claim on the city. The move comes in the wake of the United Nations failure to pass the vote on recognizing […]

Trump Extends Iran Nuclear Deal For Last Time

On Friday, President Trump decided to honour the multilateral 2015 nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and 5 other superpowers for the third time by not reimposing punishing sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and central bank. However, in the statement he warned that the waiver was extended for a further […]