Author: Charles Alcasar Guedouard

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Continues To Deteriorate

Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In fact, the war-torn country has been undergoing this crisis since 2014.  The United Nations’ agencies claim that more than 80 per cent of the population require some form of assistance. Also, 20 million Yemeni civilians are facing food insecurity and 14

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Can Sudan Cope With The Recent Influx Of Ethiopian Refugees?

Since  November 4th 2020, Sudan has received a mass influx of Ethiopian refugees, desperately fleeing their country. Axel Bisschop, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) representative in Sudan, estimated that between 2,000 to 4,000 Ethiopian refugees were entering Sudan daily. Supporting the Ethiopian refugees is a significant challenge due

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French President’s Crack Down On ‘Radical Islam’ Following Beheading Of School Teacher

On Friday, October 16th, Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was decapitated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a northwestern suburb of Paris. The perpetrator, an 18-year-old man, was shot dead by police following the incident. In response, President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France will engage in a harder crackdown on radical

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Ethnic Divisions Impact Ethiopia’s Attempted Political Transition

Centuries of authoritarian rule, from an incompetent monarchy which failed to implement effective political and economic reforms to a highly oppressive military dictatorship, have scarred Ethiopia. Since 1991, however, Ethiopia’s ruling parties have attempted to implement democratic reforms and unify the country. Unfortunately, deeply-rooted and complex ethnic divisions have hampered

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Political Crisis Erupts In Kyrgyzstan Following Allegations Of A Rigged Election

A political crisis erupted in Kyrgyzstan last Monday after opposition parties claimed that the parliamentary election held on Sunday was rigged. Protesters hit the streets the following day, demanding the impeachment of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. Several days of chaos have culminated in violence, a series of looting, protesters seizing control

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Rocket Attack In Baghdad Kills Five Iraqi Civilians

Last Monday, a rocket attack said to be targeted at U.S. troops stationed in Baghdad killed five civilians. No group has claimed the Katyushu rocket attack; however, Iraqi intelligence sources have accused Iran-backed armed forces in Iraq. This attack, along with numerous others this year, have put pressure on the

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Libya Today: Still Lacking Stability, Still Lacking Security

It has been almost a decade since a NATO-supported movement overthrew Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization sought to free Libya of authoritarian rule, improve living standards, and increase the overall security of the country. Nonetheless, in the last decade, Libyans have experienced deteriorating living standards, corruption, numerous

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Mali’s Recent Military Coup: International Condemnation And Concerns Over Political Stability In The Region

On August 18th, the Malian military allied with the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) initiated a coup d’état. President Ibrahim Bouba Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested at gun point and forced to resign. Despite the coup receiving popularity from most Malian citizens, the

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International Safety Concerns Of Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine

Last week Russia announced the approval of its coronavirus vaccine – Sputnik V – with intentions to distribute it domestically by the end of the month. Despite seeming a success amidst a world-wide pandemic, the international community has responded with concerns over the vaccine’s safety. This has largely been due

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