Day: January 28, 2018

Opposition Member Hesham Genena Injured During Kidnap Attempt

Hesham Genena, a former anti-corruption watchdog chief and a leading member of an opposition campaign against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was seriously injured during a suspected kidnapping attempt on Saturday, 27 January 2018. Genena was heading to court to protest his sacking as Egypt’s top corruption official when four men

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Catalonian Crisis Costs Spain ‘1 Billion Euros’

On October 1st, 2017, Catalonia went to ballot, asking only one question, “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?” According to BBC News, the voter turnout was low, at 40%. However, the Spanish government played a large role in the intervention of

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Romanian Protests React To Legislation Enabling Corruption

An estimated 50,000 protesters took to the streets of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, to rally against a legislation that many anticipate will see corruption flourish. Amidst snow and police, Romanians marched from University Square to the parliament building, while smaller protests took place in other cities across the nation.

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