Day: February 5, 2020

Martial Law Lifted In Mindanao

As the new decade was welcomed in on 1st January 2020, two and a half years of martial law in the Filipino island of Mindanao was finally lifted. The laws—officially known as Proclamation No. 216—were initially implemented by President Duterte in May 2017 following the capture of the city of

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‘A Seed Sown Among Thorns’: Tshisekedi’s DRC One Year On

After a year in power, is the presidency of Felix Tshisekedi fated to fulfil the old adage: ‘plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’? 900,000 refugees and 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in a state of flux within Congo’s borders. A nationwide measles epidemic that has killed 6,000—double the

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BP Successfully Lobby To Weaken Environmental Laws In The U.S.

New legislation was introduced earlier this month which will allow future infrastructure projects to bypass scrutiny from federal agencies in the U.S. The legislation will mean that the environmental implications of major projects such as the construction of power plants, will no longer require an environmental impact assessment. This week,

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Bangladesh Allows Education For Rohingya Refugee Children

On January 29th, the Bangladesh government announced plans to provide formal education to Rohingya child refugees, a move praised by human rights groups.  A pilot program led by UNICEF and the Bangladesh government will start in April with an initial 10,000 Rohingya children up to age 14 will be taught

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