Daily Archives: January 18, 2020


Uganda Police Arrest Bobi Wine, Fire Tear Gas On Supporters

On January 6th 2020, Ugandan singer-turned-presidential hopeful Bobi Wine was arrested alongside two other opposition members of parliament and journalists covering the events in his constituency of Kampala, preventing him from holding his first public meeting with supporters. The authorities were deployed before dawn to the site, inciting protests by […]

Uganda Police Arrest Bobi Wine, Fire Tear Gas On Supporters

Pakistani Court Reverses Musharraf’s Death Sentence, Guilty Verdict

On Monday, a high court in Pakistan reversed a guilty verdict and death sentence for former leader Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason, ruling the court’s formation unconstitutional. This special court sentenced Musharraf, who is currently seeking medical treatment in Dubai, to death in December on charges of treason resulting […]


Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]


Taiwan's General Elections: A Battle For Sovereignty?

Taiwan’s General Elections: A Battle For Sovereignty?

On 11 January 2020, Taiwanese voters headed to the ballot box to vote on who was to be their newest president. Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was pitted against Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT) with Tsai winning office for a second term. Tsai garnered 57% […]


Disproportionate Police Response Criticised Amidst Protests At Indian University

On January 5th, more than 30 students and teachers at India’s prestigious university Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were attacked by a violent masked mob, and the Delhi police are being criticised for their lack of adequate response towards the horrific attacks. Over the weekend, students had been protesting a fee […]

Disproportionate Police Response Criticised Amidst Protests At Indian University

Contentious Implications Of U.S.-Iran Tensions In The Middle East

Contentious Implications Of U.S.-Iran Tensions In The Middle East

The striking tension between the U.S. and Iran appears to have abated, with both rivals seemingly withdrawing from the brick of conflict and war, but friction still remains intense. Thus, the confrontation between the two states is far from over. According to U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, “Iran appears […]


Iran Admits To Downing Civilian Airliner 1

On the 8th of January, a Boeing 737-800 jet flying for the carrier Ukraine International Airlines took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. The 176 passengers and crew on board had no clue what was about to occur. Videos posted to Twitter by Iranian users show that shortly after […]

Iran Admits To Downing Civilian Airliner