Daily Archives: April 13, 2019

Aid Shortfall In Mozambique In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

In Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, cholera cases among survivors have increased to 271 in Beira alone. Despite aid efforts already underway, including Can$3.5 million pledged by Canada’s government, the amount of aid that has been either delivered or promised is widely viewed as falling far short of […]

Turkey Heads To Polls, Erdogan Suffers As His Party Loses Ankara

After months of heated campaigns dominated by Turkey’s economy, national security, and equal representation, millions of Turkish citizens cast their ballots in local elections on Sunday 31 March, 2019. The local election was a test for President Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as it was not […]

Canada Is Warming At Twice The Rate Of The Global Average

A report by Environment and Climate Change Canada has warned that the country faces rising temperatures at a faster rate than the rest of the world. The report, which was released on 1st April by the government organization, details the rise in temperature by 1.7 degrees Celsius in Canada since […]

China Releases White Paper On Terrorism And Extremism In Xinjiang To Justify ‘Education Centers’

“Terrorism is the common enemy of humanity, and the target of joint action by the international community.” This is the first line of the white paper released by the Chinese government on 18th March, titled “The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang”. The 29-page document, […]

Duterte Warns Of ‘Suicide Missions’ As Tensions Rise Over The South China Sea Dispute

Tensions around the South China Sea reached a new peak this week as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned of aggressive confrontation via military “suicide missions”. Duterte’s comments are in response to the mass fleet of Chinese ships seemingly surrounding the Filipino Island Pag-asa. Various islands within the South China Sea […]

Chinese Authorities Accused Of Intimidating Uyghurs In Australia

Chinese authorities were accused of threatening the Uyghur community in Australia by stating they will detain their family members who live in China. DFAT has raised alerts around the intimidation of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government, who have asked Australians for their personal information. The detention camps for […]