Day: August 25, 2020

Thai Government Counters Youthful Protests By Targeting Social Media

In Thailand, protests led by students have continued to grow throughout the month of August. August 16th saw 10,000 take to the streets of Bangkok, demanding political reform. It was the largest anti-government protest since the military coup in 2014. The wave of discontent continues to place pressure on Prayuth

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Climate Change, COVID-19, And Violent Displacement In Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, recent reports released by national authorities have highlighted a surge in the number of people displaced from their homes in the last year. In total, a combination of a changing climate and escalating violence amid COVID-19 has seen a record one million Burkinabé internally displaced over the

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EU Rejects Belarus Vote

The European Union has rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election in Belarus and is now moving to impose sanctions against those involved in corrupting the results. The decision came amid the ongoing protests in the capital city of Belarus, Minsk, where thousands have taken to the streets to

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International Safety Concerns Of Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine

Last week Russia announced the approval of its coronavirus vaccine – Sputnik V – with intentions to distribute it domestically by the end of the month. Despite seeming a success amidst a world-wide pandemic, the international community has responded with concerns over the vaccine’s safety. This has largely been due

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