Author: Charlotte Chinyere

#EndSARS: Transnational Solidarities Between Nigerians And The Diaspora

For years Nigeria’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has been accused of extorting, assaulting, illegally detaining and threatening civilians with impunity despite many incidents being recorded on camera. The unit has been directly responsible for the consistent harassment and deaths of many young Nigerians. Their friends, families, acquaintances and many

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Brexit: The Need For A Different Approach

With the current coronavirus pandemic, news about Brexit has been taking a back seat in the last few months. However, talks and negotiation have been ongoing as we approach the official date of the ending of the UK’s ‘transition period’ on December 31st, 2020. In a worrying move for many,

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Nigeria’s Forgotten Conflict In The Era Of COVID-19

Earlier this week, militants abducted hundreds of people from Kukawa town, in Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria. More than 20 trucks stormed the area and attacked a nearby military base protecting the town whose residents had only recently returned from refugee camps 120 miles away. Sources told the AFP news agency

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A New Partnership With The U.A.E.

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced an accord between the U.A.E. and Israel. Building on their shared concerns over Iran, the two countries reached a deal to normalize relations as Israel committed to suspending its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. In the next several

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Meat Consumption And Pandemics: Are We Doing Enough?

As many countries in Europe have rushed to reopen their economies and allow their citizens to enjoy a glimpse of summer holidays, there are increasing concerns about a possible ‘second wave’ across the continent. Here and in other parts of the world, COVID-19 continues to follow patterns and trajectories that

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AOC: Where Does The United States Stand On Women’s Rights?

Earlier this week, after voting at the Capitol, Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida approached Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of New York and sparked a heated exchange. He said she was “disgusting” for suggesting that growing crime rates in New York City were linked to rising unemployment and poverty

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WHO: American Withdrawal Can Be A Breaking Point For Reform

The clash between President Donald Trump and the World Health Organization (WHO) reached a climax on July 6th, when the administration began the formal withdrawal from the international body. (The complete process is estimated to end in a year’s time.) President Trump has been accusing the WHO of favouring China

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‘Back To Normal’ Or Time For A Change? The World After COVID-19

In the last month, governments in Europe have slowly started to ease or completely exit their COVID-19 lockdowns. Non-essential shops have re-opened, some children are back in school and many workers have returned to their jobs. Thanks to lower infection rates and death tolls, people can enjoy a taste of

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