Author: Asuka Bunthoambunlay

Libyan Coastguard Intercepted 500 Europe-bound Migrants

This Sunday, the Libyan coastguard intercepted two boats carrying more than 550 migrants heading to Europe. This marked the latest sea interception amid a surge in sea crossing attempts by many people from North Africa. This event took place two days after Tripoli detained 4,000 people in a massive crackdown,

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Biden Threatens New Sanctions As Conflict In Ethiopia’s Tigray Worsens

President Biden announced new sanctions against the prolonged fighting and humanitarian crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia. This Friday, an executive order was signed to allow the U.S. Treasury and State Department to sanction parties involved in the crisis if they do not soon take any steps to stop the violence, according

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Philippines Seeks U.S. Help In Dispute With China Over Maritime Law

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines is urging Washington to review its mutual defense treaty with the Philippines in the light of new Chinese maritime legislation. China has claimed most of the South China Sea and has been in maritime disputes with many Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines,

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Living In The Taliban’s Herat

Herat, the third-largest city in Afghanistan, was one of the first major cities that fell to the Taliban in 2021. The capture of this city was considered a significant victory by Taliban rulers. Since mid-August, Afghanistan has been reclaimed by the Taliban and this has become a major international news

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The Assassination Of The Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

The Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was shot dead in the early morning of July 7, in the bedroom of his residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince. The New Yorker reports that according to the Haitian officials, the president was assassinated by a band of foreign mercenaries. The authorities also claim

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Afghanistan: Taliban Claims Victory After President Ghani Fled The Country

Afghanistan’s government has collapsed after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, leaving the presidential palace and the capital city of Kabul under the control of the Taliban. President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan saying that he wanted to avoid war and bloodshed. This event marked the end of a “20-year Western

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Ethiopia Says Second Filling Of Giant Dam On Blue Nile Complete

Ethiopia has finished filling the reservoir of its huge Renaissance dam on the Blue Nile River for a second year which causes tensions to rise in Egypt and Sudan: the two main downstream neighbors. According to Al Jazeera, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project, which has cost four billion

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Ethiopia: Aid Groups Warn Time is Running out in Tigray

Aid groups have warned that the continual struggle to send relief to Ethiopia’s plagued region of Tigray could worsen the humanitarian crisis there. Since November, Tigray, the Northern region of Ethiopia, has witnessed thousands of its civilians facing violence and famine with no access to aids or peaceful intervention. Due

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