Day: April 12, 2020

Scotland’s Way Forward: Visibility For The Transgender Community

Every year on 31 March, Transgender Day of Visibility is celebrated to honour the transgender community across the globe and recognize the challenges they face. Albeit an important day, what is questionable is how much it truly represents the community it strives to exhibit. Although we experience an explosion of

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Somalia Drone Strikes Skyrocket Under Trump

The United States is currently waging active bombing campaigns over eight countries in two continents. One of those continents is Africa, and one of those countries is Somalia. The country has been ravaged by sectarian violence for quite some time now, and it is clear that the current American intervention

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5G Conspiracy Theories Lead To Vandalism Of Wireless Towers in the U.K.

In April 2020, there are reports of more than 30 cases of vandalism against wireless towers and equipment in Britain. The rapid increase relates to online conspiracy theories linking the spread of COVID-19 to new 5G wireless technology. The conspiracy has gained ground due to widespread misinformation on social media.

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Coronavirus – The Latest Threat To Yemen

In 1616, Pieter van den Broecke – a tradesman serving the Dutch East India Company – defied a detachment of Ottoman soldiers guarding coffee plantations in southern Yemen to smuggle some seedlings of the prized plant out of the country. Returning to the Dutch Republic, the clothing merchant was able

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Isolation In Isolation: Coronavirus In Abkhazia

On 22 March, Aslan Bzhania was elected President of Abkhazia, winning 56.5% of the vote. Abkhazia – a breakaway Caucasian region recognized by the United Nations as de jure part of Georgia – took its first major steps to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus five days later. Although

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COVID-19 In Singapore: Over 20,000 Migrant Workers Quarantined

On 9 April 2020, Singapore reported 287 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily rise in the country thus far. Over half of these new cases are linked to the dormitory clusters, which house tens of thousands of low-wage migrant workers, most of whom are nationals of Bangladesh and India.

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