Day: June 25, 2019

Two Million March Against Hong Kong Extradition Bill

An estimated number of 2 million people have taken the streets in Hong Kong in protest for the withdrawal of the extradition bill. Dressed in black and donning white ribbons, protesters marched in the streets for the second Sunday in a row despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of the

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In Hong Kong, Past Protests Fuel Progress

Following an unprecedented outpouring of two million people on to the streets of Hong Kong, chief executive Carrie Lam has announced the suspension of the planned extradition bill — a document that would allow the Chinese government to extradite individuals to the mainland at their own discretion. As pressure continued

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Hundreds Infected with HIV in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province experienced an unprecedented HIV outbreak after nearly 700 people, mainly children, were diagnosed with the virus. Concerns became prevalent in April when parents in the city of Ratodero alerted doctors of their children falling ill with uncontrollable fevers, a common symptom of the virus, and not

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Uruguayan Elections: The End Of Latin America’s Pink Tide?

Voting is compulsory in Uruguay, known colloquially as South America’s Switzerland. With a population of 3.5 million, it seems intuitive as to why this is the case. But Anthony Downs’ Median Voter Theorem (MVT) provides a more fine-grained approach as to why the adoption of such policies can be very beneficial.

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U.S Responds To Iran Drone Incident With Cyber Attacks

Amidst increasing tensions,  the U.S. military on Thursday,  launched cyber attacks against Iranian control systems and spy networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the attacks were carried out by the U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Central Command on computers that had been selected months ago as a contingency plan.

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Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: Education As Both Victim And Solution

With Cameroon facing both internal and cross-border crises, it is education and the school-age population in particular, which has suffered the most. Whilst the central African country is impacted by conflict to the far north and east, civil conflict between its anglophone and francophone regions has led to the closure

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