Day: September 29, 2020

Sanctions On Philippine Trade Perks Over Degenerating Human Rights Violations – Is The EU Only Invoking The Ghosts Of Colonization?

In a September 17 resolution, the European Parliament pushed for immediate trade sanctions against the Philippines in response to the Duterte administration’s deteriorating human rights violations. Citing the reinstatement of the death penalty, LGBT and indigenous people’s human rights abuses, and the reinstatement of private and state0backed paramilitary groups, the

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Belarus Opposition Appeal To E.U. Fails To Unblock Sanctions

Belarusian opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s appeal to the European Union failed to overturn blocked sanctions against individuals within President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. Citing requirements for unanimous decision on foreign policy, top diplomat Josep Borrell said, “[T]he required unanimity was not reached.” On Monday, only Cyprus of the 27 E.U. members

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Mozambique Insurgency Puts 300,000 At Risk

Ongoing violence in the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique has left more than 300,000 people totally reliant on humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Clashes between the Islamist militant group, Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jamaah (ASWJ), and government forces have caused thousands to flee the region. Although

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