Day: May 5, 2020

Nothing Has Happened In Turkmenistan

As of 5 May 2020, nothing has happened in Turkmenistan. On 26 April, the annual National Horse Day show was held near Ashgabat and was a great success. Other than that, people go about their normal business, as productive members of a thriving economy.  This is what the Turkmen government

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Female Genital Mutilation To Be Banned In Sudan

The law prohibiting FGM passed from the Sudanese council of ministers and is expected to also pass in the sovereign council. This will enact it as law, with a punishment of up to three years imprisonment for those caught performing the procedure. The practice is rampant in the country, with

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The Economic Fallout Of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the globe, the conflict over what seem to be competing interests is heating up. The need for people to keep their distance from one another to prevent further spread of the disease has all but brought the gears of the world economy to

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Fire Damages Greek Island Refugee Centre Amid Tensions

On Saturday March 7, a fire broke out at a refugee centre located on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece’s firefighting service stated on Sunday that no injuries or casualties have been reported. However, significant damage to a warehouse containing various furniture and electrical appliances has been sustained. The installation,

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A Hodge-Podge Of Incompetence

One of the most dangerous aspects of the pandemic is the steady flow of falsehoods and disinformation being distributed across social media. In particular, on Facebook, articles that promote supposed ‘cures’ create false narratives about the virus’ transmission, or evoke racial hostilities towards certain ethnic groups that can be misleading

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The First Wave Of COVID-19 Clusters Hits Yemen Days After Southern Transitional Council Declares Self-Rule In Southern Region

On April 25th, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized government buildings and the central bank in the southern port city of Aden. The separatist militant organization waved the flags of the former Southern Yemen and declared self-rule in the country’s southern districts. The move threatens to add a new dimension

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Burundi Vote Campaign Begins In Shadow Of Violence And COVID-19

On Monday, Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections despite opposition accusations of intimidation, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Burundi, there has only been one death and fifteen Coronavirus cases found with minimal symptoms; thus, authorities are pushing for the May 20th vote, searching

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