Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Donald Trump And Kim Jong-Un To Meet In Singapore

It has been announced that the summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12th, in Singapore. Talks about the unprecedented sit-down began in March when President Trump unexpectedly accepted an invitation to meet the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The […]

Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen’s Capital 1

Six people are dead and 30 were wounded following the Saudi Coalition’s bombing of Sanaa’s Presidential Palace last Monday. Sanaa has been Houthi Rebel territory since Yemen’s civil war began in 2015, and according to SBS, this week’s air-strike was targeting a high-order meeting. The attack follows the Houthi Rebels’ […]

Opposition’s Win At Malaysia’s 14th General Election; In Light And Hope For A Democratic Change

On May 10, 2018, faithful Malaysians rejoiced at the announcement of the opposition alliance’s win at Malaysia’s 14th general election. With an over-sweeping vote of 119 seats in the 222-member parliament, the opposition, Pakatan Harapan (Coalition of Hope) brought change to a 61-year long reign of the Barisan Nasional (National […]

Deforestation In India: Is The Draft National Forest Policy Compatible With The 33% Goal?

The Center for Global Development recently released a “Future of Forests” study that looks at the impact of tropical deforestation and the results are alarming. The study projected the future of tropical deforestation both with and without carbon pricing schemes and found that globally, 289 million hectares of tropical forest […]

Equatorial Guinea’s Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Dissolve Main Opposition Party

On May 7, the Supreme Court of Equatorial Guinea upheld the February 26 decision to dissolve Citizens for Innovation (CI), the country’s main opposition party. The court rulings also maintained the 30-year jail terms handed to 21 of its members. The military coup and the consequences Dissolving CI came less […]

LAPSSET Project Key To Solving Instability In Kenya’s Lamu County

Following an order made by the High Court in Malindi on Monday 30 April, 4,600 fishermen in Lamu County are to receive KES 1.76bn in compensation for the loss of their fishing rights due to continued delays to a major infrastructure project in north-east Kenya. Judges ruled that the ongoing construction […]

Female Candidates Experience Harassment Ahead Of The May 12 Parliamentary Elections In Iraq

If you were to stroll through the streets of Iraq ahead of this week’s parliamentary elections, you may be encouraged by the number of female faces on political posters; an indication that women are feeling motivated to have their voices heard on important issues, and have a hand in shaping […]