Day: February 29, 2020

Violence Plagues Burundi In Light Of Upcoming Election

Last Sunday, violent fighting broke out in Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi, between an armed group and police forces. The violence resulted in the deaths of 22 so-called “evil-doers” and two police officers. The fighting is thought to be tied to the country’s upcoming election since the violent events

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Greek Police Push Back Migrants

Following last week’s airstrike that hit Turkish Forces in Syria, tensions in the Middle Eats have risen dramatically. As people flee for their safety from this eruption of chaotic violence, bordering countries have encountered a high influx of migrants. Greece specifically has been the main “promised land” that migrants leaving

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Rising Police Violence In Brazil

Latin America is in the midst of a homicide crisis. According to the Igarape Institute, more murders occur in the region’s five most violent countries than every major warzone combined, and Brazil is no exception. This can be attributed to the country’s history of drug trafficking, gang violence, and guns

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Car Drives Into Carnival Crowd In German Town

German police arrested a man on Feb. 24 in connection with a potential terrorist attack in Volksmaren. While police could not provide many details, they urged the public not to spread information that is not accurate. The suspect is a 29-year-old German citizen and was accused of intentionally ramming his car

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Systematic Sexism At Work In New U.K. Immigration Policy

The U.K.’s new immigration system, along with its strategy for managing consequential staff shortages, disproportionately impacts women as it undervalues caring roles and promotes male-dominated industries. The new policy states that people seeking a working visa must have a job offer with a salary of more than £25,600.  A lower

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Grassroots The Key To Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Earlier this month on 6 February, the global humanitarian community celebrated International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Officially established by the United Nations General Assembly, the day promotes awareness of the practice of FGM and lobbies for its total elimination. Aimed at ending FGM within a

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