Alyssa Pong

780 Million People In China Are Living Under Travel Restrictions Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

As the number of coronavirus cases has risen to a staggering 79,000 worldwide, China has enforced a partial or total lockdown on 780 million of its residents. Called the “people’s war” against the spread of Covid-19, quarantine measures include travel restrictions, the banning of non-essential vehicles on local roadways, and […]

The Impact Of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act On Bangladeshis In India

The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019 by the Indian parliament has resulted in an influx of people-smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border. The CAA grants Indian citizenship to minorities from three neighbouring Muslim-majority countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. As a result of the Act, 1.9 million […]

Russia And Turkey Agree To Observe Peace Deal In Idlib

Amidst renewed airstrikes by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu agreed on Monday, 27th January 2020, that a peace deal over the northwestern province be observed. That same day, President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, Deputy […]

Three Teachers Killed In Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack On Kenyan Primary School

Last Monday, 13 January 2020, three male teachers were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on the Kamuthe primary school in Garissa County, as announced by the National Kenya Police Service. The incident, which occurred at 2 a.m. local time, saw the gunmen attack the Kamuthe Resource Centre where female […]

Uganda Police Arrest Bobi Wine, Fire Tear Gas On Supporters

On January 6th 2020, Ugandan singer-turned-presidential hopeful Bobi Wine was arrested alongside two other opposition members of parliament and journalists covering the events in his constituency of Kampala, preventing him from holding his first public meeting with supporters. The authorities were deployed before dawn to the site, inciting protests by […]