Daily Archives: October 13, 2019


U.K. Government To Announce New Voting Measures Which Opposition Claims To Equate To Voter Suppression

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has labelled potential new laws requiring photo ID when voting “voter suppression measures”, due to the disproportionate way in which they would impact minority groups and poorer people. The Telegraph broke the story, claiming that the new policy is set to be revealed in the […]


SCOTUS Hears Landmark LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination Cases

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard three landmark cases regarding protection against discrimination in the workplace for gay and trans people. Two of the cases were for gay men who were fired for being gay, and the other was for a transgender woman who was fired […]


Uganda Announces Law Imposing The Death Penalty On Homosexuals 2

Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has recently announced plans to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality. According to the Independent, the Ugandan government legislation would extinguish a rise in “unnatural sex,” and further noted that “under British colonial law, gay sex in Uganda […]


Tensions Between South Africa And Nigeria Impede Regional Economic Cooperation 1

From 4-6 September, leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society met in Cape Town, South Africa for the 28th World Economic Forum. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded the Forum on an uplifting note by remarking that “this is Africa’s century” and that “the future is great”. However, underlying the […]


Turkish-Aligned Forces Take Syrian Border Town As Humanitarian Costs Soar

On Saturday 12 October, Turkish-backed Syrian rebels entered the border town of Ras al Ain. At the time of writing, reports of Turkish control of the town are uncertain; while Turkish sources claim that the town has been captured, Kurdish-led forces maintain that fighting continues. This comes only days after […]