Day: April 1, 2021

Fire Devastates Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar

A massive fire tore through the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on the afternoon of Monday, March 22. The blaze began around 3:00 p.m. local time and quickly grew out of control.  According to officials at the Inter-Sector Coordination Group, the humanitarian organization overseeing the camp, at least

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The New Geopolitics of Space: Skyrocketing Tensions

Geopolitics moves into space: the heads of the space agencies of China and Russia signed a memorandum on the 9th of March to join forces in the construction of an outpost on the Moon. As stated by Zhang Kejian, head of the CNSA (China National Space Administration) and Dmitry Rogozin,

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A two-sided challenge: the Turkish Lira and the Istanbul Convention

The removal of Governor Naci Agbal from the Turkish central bank exposes the government to a potential currency crisis. Erdogan’s move seems to be targeted at demolishing the hopes of those who considered Agbal the epitome of a newly obtained autonomy for the monetary institution. Erdogan, declining in consensus and

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China Responds to International Sanctions Condemning Uyghur Persecution

The EU, US, UK, and Canada launched a “coordinated action” of sanctions against China on Monday, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has since responded in kind. These sanctions blacklisted various Chinese political officials and froze the assets of two Xinjiang companies. The countries called for “China to end its

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Dozens of African migrants killed in Sanaa fire

SANAA, Yemen — 44 Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in a Yemeni detention center were killed in a deadly fire last Sunday while over 180 were injured, according to the latest casualty statistics released by the head of the Eritrean community in Sanaa, Sanaa Mohammed Nour. According to a statement she

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Ethiopia Refutes Ethnic Cleansing Allegations

Ethiopia rejects US allegations of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray Among the international, Tigrayan conflict-induced tensions, Ethiopia’s relationship with the United States was further complicated on Saturday after Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign affairs denied the U.S. allegations of performing ethnic cleansing in the Tigray region. The sharp reply came three days

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Police to Blame for Death of Girl after 2017 Elections in Kenya

A recent Kenyan investigation ruled that an officer is to blame for the death of 9-year-old Stephanie Moraa, who was killed during 2017 post-election violence. Moraa died after being hit in the chest by a stray bullet after police fired shots to disperse protestors the day after election results were

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Sudanese Government and Rebel Group Sign Joint Declaration

On 28 March 2021, the Sudanese government concluded an agreement, formally known as a “Declaration of Principles,” with a major rebel group, the Hilu faction of Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), in Juba, South Sudan. The declaration seeks to consolidate Sudan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This action marks a key

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DRC’s Allied Democratic Forces Is Spreading Violence In Secrecy

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have been spreading violence throughout the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo for decades now. However, this group is feared not only for its violence, but also for its secrecy. Recently, an attack on the Bulongo village left a dozen villagers dead overnight,

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Pakistan Army Chief Wants To Reconcile With India For Peace

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, a Pakistani army chief called for India and Pakistan, long-time enemies, to bury the past and begin an era of basic civility and even cooperation. The request follows an unexpected joint ceasefire that was announced by both countries’ militaries earlier this year. However, Pakistani general

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Children as Young as 11 Beheaded in Mozambique

A new statement by Save the Children on the 16th of March has said that children as young as 11 have been beheaded by terrorist groups in Cabo Delgado as conflict continues to ravage Mozambique, displacing thousands. The humanitarian organisation said it had spoken to displaced families who described violent,

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Equatorial Guinea Struck with an Extreme Explosion

On Sunday, a series of blasts at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and injured more than 600 others, according to officials. The explosion caused damage to nearly all of Bata’s houses and offices. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosions were blamed on fires

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Rage Erupts in Australia as thousands of Women March4Justice

On March 15th, thousands of women across Australia took part in a March 4 Justice to take a stand against gendered violence and gender inequality. The country saw over 40 rallies taking place at all major cities such as Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney and in regional areas.  The protests came

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