Day: August 19, 2021

Belarusian Activist Sentenced After Trying To Take Own Life In Court

On August 16th, the courts of Belarus sentenced Stepan Latypov, a Belarusian activist and political prisoner, to eight and a half years in prison. He was originally put on trial in June after being arrested in September amid a violent government crackdown on political opposition. Latypov’s story, however, became known

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How Belarus’ Upcoming Trial Exposes Lukashenko’s Regime

On the 4th of August, following a disputed presidential election, leading members of the Belarusian opposition were placed on trial after a government-enforced abolition of dissent was ordained throughout the country. The trial began at a court in Minsk where key opposition figures, Maria Kolesnikova, organizer of many protests, and

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Port Retaken From Insurgents In Mozambique

Since 2017, Mozambique has faced difficulties with an Islamic insurgency in its northernmost province, Cabo Delgado. Around a year ago, the port of Mocímboa da Praia became the headquarters of the Islamic group al-Shabaab, a major concern not only for Mozambique’s government, but neighboring states as well. The province is

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