Daily Archives: February 22, 2020

Guterres Calls For ‘Massive International Support’ For Sudan

Last Sunday, at the 33rd African Union summit in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined goals and obstacles for the continent in achieving the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Paramount in those efforts is the Silencing the Guns initiative, the primary […]

The Philippines Under Duterte: From Democracy To Dictator 1

The Philippines is fast approaching a potential crisis. Not an economic crisis or an inevitable military conflict, but a crisis that threatens the democracy and personal liberties of the Filipino people. President Rodrigo Duterte has resolutely held the position of denying the popular news network ABS-CBN the ability to renew […]

Goals and Gaps for Africa in 2020: The African Union’s 33rd Annual Summit

On the 9th and 10th of February, the African Union (AU) met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their 33rd annual summit. This summit’s theme was “Silencing of the Guns”, acknowledging the range of devastating civil wars still terrorizing millions of civilians across the continent. The summit saw leaders of the […]

Leaked Document Shows The Targeting Of Muslim Minorities By The Chinese Government

A newly leaked document from Xinjiang has provided information on why Uighur Muslims have been detained at internment camps by the Chinese government. The document has also revealed how the authorities are using high-tech surveillance to keep track of the identities, locations, and habits of individual Uighur Muslims. It is […]

Mexico’s Escalation On The War On Drugs

It seems that President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador has already recognized the systemic failure of his ‘ Hugs not Bullets’ campaign that made international headlines and brought condemnation from security experts and Mexico’s deep-pocketed American backers. The question now remains how a government whose most notable international effort […]

Looking Ahead To The 2021 Ugandan Elections And The Threat Of Climate Change to Development Ambitions

Uganda, located in East Africa, aims to become a middle-income country by 2040. Located in East Africa this nation has high ambitions to elevate the 1/3 of its 38 million people out of severe poverty, above the World Bank threshold of $1.90 per day. However, these national aspirations are drifting […]

The Impact Of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act On Bangladeshis In India

The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019 by the Indian parliament has resulted in an influx of people-smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border. The CAA grants Indian citizenship to minorities from three neighbouring Muslim-majority countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. As a result of the Act, 1.9 million […]

Abstaining From Sex: Brazil’s New Campaign To Decrease Adolescent Birth Rate

In early February, the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by evangelical pastor Damares Alves, launched the campaign “Adolescence first, pregnancy after.” The campaign aims to decrease the adolescent birth rate by encouraging teenage girls to abstain from sexual intercourse until married. “When you have a relationship […]