Day: August 1, 2021

China’s Severe Flooding Causes Masses To Flee Their Homes

Torrential rain triggered severe flooding in parts of central China on Tuesday, submerging underground subway stations and aboveground streets alike and forcing residents to flee their homes. More than 10,000 people in Henan Province have been relocated to shelters in the aftermath of the record rainfall. Roughly 624mm of rain

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COVAX Failures Highlight The West’s Neo-Colonial Hypocrisy

In a press release published on 28 July U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that the U.K. will deliver 9 million COVID-19 vaccines to “the most vulnerable countries” to help tackle the pandemic. This batch of vaccines is the first part of a pledge by the government to donate 100

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Equatorial Guinea To Close Embassy In London

Equatorial Guinea’s foreign minister Simeon Oyono Esono announced Monday that it will close its diplomatic mission in London. The announcement came after Britain sanctioned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s son for misappropriating millions of dollars, according to Reuters. Teodoro Obiang Mangue is the president’s son, and vice president of the gulf

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Invasive Israeli Spyware Endangers Human Rights Advocates Globally

An investigation led by Forbidden Stories in July of 2021 found that an Israeli tech company, the NSO Group, was behind the creation of an invasive spyware program called Pegasus. Pegasus works by bypassing security measures within a phone’s operating system or mobile applications, tracking otherwise sensitive and personal information. Further, according

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Flooding In Bangladesh And How It Is Effecting Rohingya Refugees

It is no secret to the international community that Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are facing a humanitarian crisis, as well as an active attempt of ethnic cleansing. Along with these pressing issues, flooding in Bangladesh in the last week has added to the displacement of thousands of these individuals. According

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