Day: March 19, 2020

The Foreign Aid Debate

Foreign aid is often seen as a monetary transaction rather than a toolset that helps the quality of life in developing countries. Because this helps to transform future generations by building a foundation of education and health aid for self-sufficient societies. Easterly suggests that the only way for countries to

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Trees To Combat Climate Change

Amid the endless stream of bad news, old and new, that has been surfacing in recent weeks, the U.K. government has made an ambitious and very welcome proposal to plant several million trees every year. The pledge has been moving forward, since it was included in the budget that was

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Three Weeks After Delhi Riots, Where Is Modi?

Three weeks have passed since violent rioting in Delhi claimed the lives of 53 people. In the meantime, how has Prime Minister Narenda Modi reacted? The leader of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has remained largely silent since the events, beyond two brief tweets appealing for calmness. The police

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Mexicans Strike En Masse Against Feminicide

On the 9th of March tens of thousands of women took part in a 24-hour strike against feminicide and gender-based-violence across Mexico. Lawyers, teachers, students, cleaners, bank tellers, and women from all walks of life skipped work, school and social activities to join the strike which denounced gender-based violence and

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Sudan PM Survives Assassination Attempt, Arrests Made

Several arrests have been made in conjunction with an attempt on the life of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok. The event, which authorities are calling  an assassination attempt, underscores a time of instability in Sudan as the nation moves into a civilian-ruled system. Sudanese state media have reported that

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