Daily Archives: February 21, 2019

China’s “Social Credit” System: An Orwellian Society In The Future?

Since its announcement of establishing a nationwide “social credit” system by 2020, China, a country of 1.4 billion people, has once again found itself caught by international criticisms for serious human rights violations. International news press such as the Globe and Mail claims that by building a system that uses […]

Thousands Take To The Streets Protesting Macedonia’s Name Change

Almost thirty years since its independence, the small country of Macedonia formally changed its name to North Macedonia. The change is a direct result of a landmark deal the nation has made with Greece, which also has a province called Macedonia. Earlier that week, 100,000 Greeks poured into the streets […]

Just Hours Before Polls Open, Nigeria Announces Surprise Delay Of Elections

Just hours before polls were slated to open, the government of Nigeria decided to delay the proceedings, prompting outrage in the country. Opposition candidates have accused the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, of disenfranchising voters, according to Reuters. Five hours before what was set to be the largest African election in […]

North Korea Takes A Tactical Approach To Summit

Veteran North Korean diplomats are apparently being overlooked for the upcoming nuclear summit with the United States. Analysts have speculated that North Korea has been forced to revise its approach to next week’s Hanoi summit following a raft of recent defections and allegations of spying that have sought to undermine […]