Day: February 25, 2020

“We Haven’t Achieved Anything Yet”: Chile’s Protests Continue

Tear gas filled Santiago’s Plaza Italia last week as protesters clashed with Carabineros, the latest outbreak of violence amid months-long anti-government demonstrations. Dissidents countered the use of water cannons, rubber bullets and gas by the country’s military police with makeshift firebombs and laser pointers. More than four months after Chileans

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Locusts Descend On Kenya

Much of eastern Africa is battling against swarms of locusts that have swept through the continent. In particular, Kenya faces its worst infestation in seventy years. Other countries impacted include South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda. This new crisis is exacerbating the current food shortage that has already impacted

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14 Children Among Dozens Killed In Attack In Ntumbo, Cameroon

According to a report released by the United Nations, at least 14 children were among dozens of people killed last weekend in an attack in Ntumbo, an English-speaking region of Cameroon.  CNN reported that the attacks were carried out by national security forces, who were looking for separatist rebels. Separatists

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Afghan Election Results Threaten Further Destabilisation

On Tuesday 18 February, the Afghan government declared Ashraf Ghani to be the winner of the presidential election with a slim margin of 50.64%, opening the way for his second term in office. Votes were cast five months ago, and results were scheduled to be announced on 19 September, but

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