Daily Archives: February 16, 2020

Joaquin Phoenix gives a powerful speech after winning Best Actor Oscar with the movie “Joker”

Last Sunday, Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar as Best Actor for his interpretation of the title character, Joker in the film by Todd Phillips. Joker is an extraordinary film that makes visible the importance of mental health and brings awareness about it. Joaquin Phoenix did a brilliant interpretation of […]

Coronavirus And The Changing Face Of Hong Kong Protests

Protests have been raging across Hong Kong for nearly a year. While the protests started in February as a response to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which would allow the extradition of criminals to countries like China, the central goals of […]

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Yemen As Civil-War Rages On

Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in Yemen last month by a Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) airstrike. This comes as a serious blow to Al Qaeda operations in the region. Al-Raymi has led the branch since 2015 and is linked to several deadly […]

Israel Lobbies US To Recognise Moroccan Sovereignty In Western Sahara

Israel is pushing for the U.S. to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara territory in exchange for the normalisation of Moroccan-Israeli relations. The proposed trilateral agreement has been under consideration since at least September 2018, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser […]

Acquitted, But Tarnished: Trump’s Impeachment Foreshadows A Dire Political Year For America

On February 5, 2020, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump came to an expected end in acquittal.  While Senator Mitt Romney shocked the Republican Party by voting for removal based on abuse of power, this outcome projects a bitter year for the American political scene in another election cycle. […]

Xi Deploys Military Doctors To Wuhan In Latest Attempt To Combat Deadly Coronavirus

The Chinese media agency Xinhua reported last week that the state has deployed 1,400 doctors and other medical personnel to treat victims of the deadly coronavirus. With the death toll rising at a catastrophic rate, these medical professionals will be staffed at the brand new Huoshenshan hospital in Wuhan, the […]

African Democracy Boosted As 2019 Malawian Election Is Annulled

The results of Malawi’s May 2019 presidential vote, which saw Peter Mutharika re-elected for a second term, was annulled by Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Monday, February 3. A panel of five judges ruled that the elections results were mired with a substantial amount of fraud and malpractice. The panel found […]