Day: April 8, 2021

Heavy Flooding Devastates Timor-Leste During COVID-19 Lockdown

According to preliminary reports from the ground, heavy flooding has affected upwards of 10,000 people and killed at least 21 in Timor-Leste, reports UN News. The majority of the affected people live in the capital Dili and parts of the city remained underwater for days afterward.  The flooding struck on

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Sudan Abolishing Sharia-Based Legal System Against Public Opinion?

On March 28th, 2021, the Sudanese government signed an agreement in Juba with a rebel group, the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), paving the way for a peace agreement. The agreement abolishes the Sharia-based legal system, which caused many controversies, particularly in the public. The so-called ‘Declaration of Principles,’ was

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Cargo Ship Blocks Suez Canal

The Suez Canal, constructed in the 1860s and currently operated by Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA), is a 193km waterway connecting Europe and Asia. The canal is a major shipping route as it cuts traveling distance of ships by thousands of kilometres, allowing goods to be transported quickly and more

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