Daily Archives: June 30, 2020

Sudanese Protesters Express Dissatisfaction With Transition Government

On June 30th in Sudan, demonstrations organized by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association and by Resistance Committees occurred in Khartoum, Kassala, and Darfur. The protesters are gathering despite the closing of city streets and the use of tear gas by police. Participants are utilizing the phrase popular during last year’s ousting […]

UN Calls For An Increase In Financial Aid, As Syria Faces Potential Mass Starvation

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that food scarcity in Syria will cause either mass starvation or mass migration unless further financial aid is made available. The announcement came in the run-up to the fourth Brussels conference (a major fundraising event), which will meet virtually on the 30th […]

ASEAN Faces Pressure After Indonesian Fishermen Rescue Rohingya Refugees At Sea

On Thursday, June 25, Indonesian fishermen pulled 94 Rohingyas, including 30 children, to shore with the aid of maritime officials from Sumatra Island. Local authorities in the Indonesian province of Aceh had initially refused to take in those who were floating out at sea for five months, citing fears that […]

Uganda Opens Its Borders As Asylum Seekers Suffer Violence In The Eastern DRC

The number of violent attacks directed by armed groups towards innocent and displaced civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has soared in recent weeks. The unstable and insecure situation many Congolese people face has forced mass movement, with over 5 million civilians uprooted from their homes. […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site Under Fire in Yemen

Earlier this month, The Southern Transitional Council (STC) captured the remote Island of Socotra, 350 miles east of Somalia. The ancient island is the largest of four islands in the archipelago corridor of Yemen, famed for  unparalleled biodiversity and mystical landscape. Socotra is referenced in several historical texts – including […]

Hong Kong – So Much For One Country, Two Systems…

The National People’s Congress of China has undermined the autonomy of Hong Kong yet again with its decision to enact controversial security legislation. The law in question will see “separatism” and “foreign interference” outlawed along with “dissent.” Vague terminology like this deliberately confuses critics of China in Hong Kong and […]

Tension Between Fallacy And Truth: The Case Of MP Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Departure From The Labour Party In British Politics

On June 25th, the U.K. Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, was requested to step down from her position by the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Long-Bailey had retweeted an interview with British actress Maxine Peak on Twitter that included a statement claiming that tactics used by U.S. police forces […]