Daily Archives: May 25, 2019

South African Election Results Echo Widespread Unrest

The presidential elections in South Africa on Wednesday 8 May saw its incumbent party, the African National Congress (ANC), retain its parliamentary stronghold for the fifth time since the end of apartheid. However, the election results reflect growing political unrest. For the first time in its history, the ANC received […]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Urges Supporters to Continue Their Campaign Despite Fear

Juan Guaido, opposition leader of Venezuela, addressed several hundred protestors on Saturday 11 May, urging them to press forward with their campaigns of support for his bid to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.   Earlier this month, an attempted coup by Guaido’s supporters was met with violence from government forces. In […]

South African Elections: ANC Retains Hold On Power

On 8th May 2019, the sixth elections since the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa were conducted. The elections to the 400-member National Assembly and 9 provincial legislatures (composed of 430 seats) saw the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) retain its hold at the national level with a […]

The United States And Iran: War Hawks Circling

On the 12th of May, four oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Current reports indicate that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, or forces aligned with them, were responsible for these attacks. This is the latest in a long line of hostile events occurring in the Middle […]

Sudanese Negotiations Continue

Early in April of this year, after months of protests, Sudan’s leader Omar Al-Bashir was forced to step down. Following this removal, Defence Minister Awan Ibn Ouf made the announcement that the country would be placed under a three-month state of emergency and proceed forward with a two-year transitional period […]

US Teachers Now Allowed To Carry Firearms: Problem Not A Solution

  With increased incidents of school shootings in America, lawmakers everywhere are deeply concerned with tackling the issue. On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed the bill, allowing teachers who had received training to carry firearms during class, coming into effect on October 1st. Measures have been met with strong […]