Day: March 5, 2020

Iran’s Attempt To Preserve Shi’ite Power In Iraq

Both the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and the October Revolution protests began in October 2019 weakened Iran’s grasp on Iraq. To re-establish its influence over the country, Iran decided to make a deal with the Shi’ite cleric Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, who has been an influential figure in the

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Chinese Uighurs Forced Into Labour Camps

Thousands of Chinese Uighurs have been transferred from the Far Western autonomous region of Xinjiang to factories across China. According to a report released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), over 80,000 Uighurs were moved from internment camps in Xinjiang, between 2017-2019, through a labour transfer scheme as part

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Nigerian English Recognised By Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has divided opinion by officially recognising 29 Nigerian English words. Whilst overall the reaction has been favourable, with many Nigerians reporting a sense of pride, there has been some controversy as to the implications of the move. Timi Soleye, a Nigerian historian, argues that the

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