Day: August 5, 2021

Nigerian Kidnappers Release 28 Schoolchildren

Nigerian kidnappers have released 28 of the 121 schoolchildren captured on 5 July from Bethel Baptist High School located in Damishi in Northern Nigeria. The Canberra Times reported that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 500,000 nairas (AUD $1600) per student. Mohammed Jalige, a spokesman for the Nigerian Police, said

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A Message Of Peace And Hope – The Olympic Refugee Team

The Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) has returned to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following their success in Rio 2016.  Since its initial debut, the team has almost tripled in size, with 29 athletes competing in 12 Olympic disciplines. Sport has the compelling power to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. In

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Bosnia’s Peace Envoy Imposes Ban On Genocide Denial

Valentin Inzko, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Office of the High Representative (OHR), has imposed a decree that punishes anyone who “publicly condones, denies, grossly trivialises or tries to justify” the genocide or war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil Conflict. Potential perpetrators may be met with a prison sentence of

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Brazilians Demand Bolsonaro’s Impeachment Over COVID-19 Response

On 24 July, Brazilians took to the streets to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro and demand his impeachment. The far-right president has received criticism for the way that the COVID-19 pandemic was handled. But Bolsonaro’s response to the pandemic follows a host of other problems regarding his leadership. Data published

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