Daily Archives: November 2, 2018

Curfew In Nigeria After Communal Violence Kills 55

A curfew was placed over the Nigerian state of Kaduna last Thursday after communal violence killed 55 people. The altercation between Hausa Muslims and Adara Christian youths in a local marketplace sparked riots in the Kasuwan Magani area of Kaduna, north-central Nigeria. According to Al Jazeera, two were killed in […]

Sri Lankan President Suspends Parliament To Reintroduce Former Prime Minister Amid Backlash

On October 26th, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka challenged the country’s constitution by dismissing Ranil Wickremesinghe from his position as Prime Minister. In his place, therefore, Sirisena appointed opposition leader, and former Sri Lankan President- Mahinda Rajapaksa. Al Jazeera reports that just hours after this, Wickremesinghe called on parliament to […]

Bolsonaro And The Future Of The Amazon

On Sunday, October 28th 2018, Jair Bolsonaro, of the PSL (Social Liberal Party), won Brazil’s general election in the second round with approximately 55 percent of the popular vote, defeating Fernando Haddad of the PT (Worker’s Party). Immediately, concerns have been raised regarding the impact that Brazil’s new president-elect will have […]

Tunisia Criminalizes Racial Discrimination

On Tuesday, October 9, the Tunisian parliament passed the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Act, which is the first law of its kind in Tunisia, and not only defines but also criminalizes all forms of racial discrimination due to skin colour, sex and creed. A draft law had been […]

Border Tensions Boil Over As France ‘Dumps’ Migrants In Italy

Earlier this week, the French and Italian government frictions soared, as the two nation-states continued to dispute intricacies of border parameters. Specifically, Italian authorities called into question the suspected French practice of ‘migrant dumping’ across their western border. With increasing offenses transmitting between both factions, the unclear guidelines of immigration […]

What Happened To Jamal Khashoggi And Why Is His Death A Threat To Freedom Of Expression?

At 1:14pm on October 2nd, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist, entered the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul to collect a document that certified he had divorced his ex-wife. This would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancé, Hatice Cengiz. Prior to entering the embassy Khashoggi gave his fiancé two […]

Police General To Lead Thailand’s Main Opposition Party

Pheu Thai, the main opposition party to the current military government in Thailand, picked a new party leader on Sunday, October 28. The election was the first time the party had convened since it was overthrown in a coup by the military in 2014. Following the coup, the new government […]