Daily Archives: April 16, 2020

Coronavirus: The Effect Of A Global Pandemic On Migrant Domestic Workers Facing Abuse And Exploitation

The lockdowns and self-isolation orders imposed by governments around the world have proven to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the dark reality is that the kafala system still traps many of the African and Asian migrant domestic workers in the Middle East. As the number of coronavirus cases rises, […]

Stuck Between A Global Pandemic And A Militarized State: Internet Restrictions In Kashmir

After a seven-month communications blackout was lifted, the citizens of the Indian administered region of Jammu and Kashmir see their daily life suspended yet again due to the global coronavirus outbreak. No strangers to a lockdown, the residents are now faced with managing the COVID-19 pandemic in a unique circumstance. […]

Afghanistan Sinks Deeper Into Political Turmoil 1

2020 has been a busy year in Afghanistan with multiple high-level meetings between the Taliban, ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) and the United States. Last Friday, General Austin “Scott” Miller met with Taliban spokesmen, wearing a wide grin and a traditional kufi. Despite appearances, tensions are high between the negotiating […]

Challenging The Representation Of Contemporary Migrants: Population Influx And Resource Inequality In Uganda

December 2019 marked the end of an adverse year for Uganda, with climate change and a looming 2021 election creating tension across different regions. Yet, perhaps more worrying is the emerging issue of increasing population numbers. This demographic shift calls into question whether certain areas will soon transcend the carrying […]

Trump Ends U.S. Funding To The World Health Organization As Global Coronavirus Cases Rise To Almost Two Million

On Tuesday April 14th, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be cutting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is in response to the WHO’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Wednesday, the pandemic has affected over 1.8 million people globally. The U.S. itself now has […]