Day: November 27, 2020

Pro-Democracy Protests Continue In Belarus

The August Presidential elections in Belarus has led to months of mass protests, sanctions, and speculation of wavering support from Belarus’ closest ally. The August elections saw incumbent President, Alexander Lukashenko capture over 80% of the national vote securing himself his sixth consecutive term as President of Belarus. Despite what

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Zimbabwe: Life After Mugabe

The people of Zimbabwe were promised job creation, a thriving economy and human rights reforms after the military coup that ousted Robert Mugabe from power three years ago. After the coup, the Mnangagwa administration came to power and in a bid to differentiate themselves from Mugabe, the government pledged towards

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Falkland Islands Free Of Landmines

According to the British Foreign Office, the Falkland Islands will be free of landmines, for the first time since the 1982 conflict. Following the Falklands War, fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina over control of the archipelago, approximately 25,000 landmines remained. The clearing program has been ongoing since 2009,

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Journalist Killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Elyas Dayee, a radio journalist working in Afghanistan, was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to his car on Wednesday 11th November, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have reported. According to Voice of America, Dayee was killed when a “magnetic” explosive device, attached to his car, was detonated as

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Nigerian Authorities Return Police Brutality Activist’s Passport

According to a report on November 9th, 2020 from Reuters, Nigerian Immigration Authorities have recently returned a passport to one Modupe Odele. Odele was a lawyer, who arranged for the legal defenses for protestors in the recent October Nigerian police brutality protests. The returning of Odele’s passport and the subsequent

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