Day: October 15, 2020

Meanwhile, In Burkina Faso: The War Against Civilians In The Sahel

This week in Burkina Faso, 2.3 million new voters were registered for the upcoming presidential election. However, following a new law that justified the cancellation of voter registration under “force majeure,” the least secure 17.4% of the country was excluded from registration. In the same week that 417,465 Burkinabè were

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Afghan President Arrives In Qatar Amid Peace Talks

On Monday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Qatar amid peace talks for a bilateral meeting with Qatari leaders, neglecting to include Taliban officials in the discussion. Last month, the Afghan government and Taliban agreed to reduce violence and potential power-sharing in Afghanistan. However, violence has continued since these negotiations

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#EndSARS Trends As Nigerians Protest Police Brutality

This week, protests broke out in Nigeria led by Nigerian activists and celebrities calling for an end to police brutality within the country. These demonstrations were directed towards a specific Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The nationwide protests were a culmination of weeks of anger

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New Agreement Allows Yazidi Return To Sinjar

On 9 October 2020, the Iraqi government and the Kurdish Regional Government settled on an agreement regarding the return of the displaced Yazidi people to Sinjar. After nearly six years of displacement due to the atrocious genocide instigated by ISIL, the agreement will help the Yazidi people gain stability and

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Historic Sudanese Peace Agreement Signed In Juba, Sudan

On August 31st, the government of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), agreed on a peace deal. The agreement follows ten months of negotiations in Juba, South Sudan, and promises to end 17 years of fighting in the Western region of Darfur and the southern regions of South Kordofan

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