Daily Archives: October 28, 2020

Violence In Run-Up To Ivorian Election

There are growing signs of violence ahead of the next Ivorian presidential election scheduled for October 31st, 2020. The country has seen widespread protests in the run-up to the poll, some of which have turned violent. There have been at least a dozen people killed and over 100 people injured in clashes between rival factions and police.

Cambodia Opposition Party Perseveres In Face Of Hun Sen Crackdown

Despite a widening crackdown on dissent by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) persists, and with it the country’s abiding hope for democracy. For nearly three years, the CPP has been carrying out an aggressive, systematic campaign to wipe out all political opposition and […]

United Nations Releases “State of Climate Services 2020”

The new report, the “State of Climate Services,” asserts that over 11,000 natural disasters occurred due to weather, climate and water-related hazards between 1970 and 2019. Approximately two million people died as a result of such disasters, which ultimately cost $3.6 trillion in economic losses. Released by the World Meteorological […]

Thailand’s “State Of Emergency” Declaration Enables Violent Crackdown On Protestors

On October 15, the Thai government declared a state of emergency in a bid to quell ongoing student protests that have rocked Bangkok, the nation’s capital, for over three months. In the past few days, the demonstrations intensified as thousands of young people took to the streets, demanding constitutional reform […]

Rise In Sexual Gender-Based Violence In Namibia Sparks Anti-Femicide Protests

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the Namibian cities of Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Otjiwarongo after the authorities discovered the remains of 20-year-old Shannon Wasserfall who went missing in April 2020, Al Jazeera reports. The demonstrators are expressing outrage and demanding political action against the rise of […]