Day: August 11, 2018

Human Rights Watch Sounds Alarm for Refugees in Greek Centers

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) described “appalling”, detention-like conditions for refugees being held in Greek reception centers. The report alleges that pregnant women, new mothers, and survivors of sexual assault, among estimated thousands of others, have been subjected to “living conditions [that] do not meet international standards.”

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Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Germany; Mesut Ozil Retires

Mesut Ozil is retiring. The 29-year-old announced the end of his international football career on Twitter last week, citing “racist” and “disrespectful” treatment following Germany’s disappointing exit to the world cup and a controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Germany’s loss to South Korea was, frankly, embarrassing. This

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Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Election Runs Smoothly

Zimbabweans have turned out in huge numbers on Monday, 30 July to vote in the first election since Mugabe was removed from power in November, 2017. With this being the first vote since the country’s independence  in 1980 without Mugabe’s name on the ballot, it is a move towards democracy

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Being Part of the LGBTQ Community in Guinea-Bissau

The LGBTQ community in Guinea-Bissau is experiencing new freedoms and livelihoods, never explored in the West African continent. The government of Guinea-Bissau has made legal changes which have established new rights for the community including the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1993 , and the signing of the 2008 United Nations

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Trump Administration Struggles To Reunite Refugee Families

After months of attempting to process asylum seekers, the Trump Administration continues to struggle to successfully reunite broken families. These refugees were detained due to illegally crossing the United States’ south-west (US-Mexico) border. This began with the implementation of a “Zero Tolerance” policy that was announced on May 7th 2018

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Japan Creates State-of-the-Art Mosque Ahead of Olympic Games

“Welcome to the Mobile Mosque” a sign reads at the entrance of the innovative Islamic prayer room. As the 2020 Summer Olympics draws nearer, Tokyo has created a state-of-the-art Mobile Mosque for the Islamic population visiting to celebrate the worldwide sporting event. With a shortage of Mosque’s in Japan, the

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