Day: July 31, 2021

Tunisian President Dismisses Prime Minister And Parliament

On Monday, July 26th Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, ousted the sitting government and halted all actions in parliament with the support of the Tunisian army. Saied announced late on Sunday that he was invoking Article 80 of the Tunisian Consitution to dismiss the Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi. This action also

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Four Dead From ‘Worst On Record’ Cyprus Fire

A huge wildfire raging in Cyprus has left four dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. On 4 July, Civil Defense volunteers found the victims outside the village of Odou, which lies along the southern edge of the Troodos mountains. The men were all aged from 22 to

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A Looming Water Crisis Threatens Lebanon’s Waning Stability

On July 23, UNICEF announced that Lebanon’s water system is on the verge of collapse. They estimate that water pumping will gradually decrease and potentially even cease over the next four to six weeks. According to UNICEF, 71% of Lebanon’s population is at risk of losing safe drinking water, which

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Delayed Ethiopian Election Questions Validity Amidst Regional Violence

On July 10th, Abiy Ahmed won 410 of 436 seats in the Ethiopian Parliament to secure his role as Prime Minister for another five years. Abiy tweeted that it was “a historically inclusive election,” even though one-fifth of Ethiopia’s population did not participate due to “insecurity and logistical problems,” according

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