Author: Clara Baltay

12 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Delivered As Part Of COVAX Scheme

The COVAX Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC), launched on the 4th of June by the Gavi Vaccine Alliance and jointly led by Gavi, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), has now delivered over 12 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 19 different

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Amnesty International Calls For Guinea Officials To Investigate Prison Deaths

Human Rights group Amnesty International published an article on 2 February calling on officials in Guinea to investigate the deaths of four individuals being held in detention in the Guinean capital, Conakry. These deaths come after the country’s president Alpha Condé controversially won the October 2020 election, sparking protests and

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Friend Or Foe? The Role Of Modern Technology In Conflict And Peace

Modern technology in its many forms is pervasive throughout our lives and society today. As with most revolutionary shifts, technological innovation—including in communications, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics technologies—has been applied both for the good and for the bad. Just as the innovation of the car allowed us to travel

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Re-Run of Bolivian Elections Due To Be Held Sunday

Sunday, October 18th is set to be the date for Bolivia’s snap elections. Finally, Bolivia’s future president and government will be decided on after the two previously planned re-run elections were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This election re-run follows the disruptive and inconclusive elections in October 2019. Sparked

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United Nations World Food Programme Wins 101st Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which strives to counter hunger and food insecurity, particularly in countries suffering under violence, conflict or war. Last year, the WFP supported an estimated 97 million people in 88 different countries. In the announcement of this

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COVID-19 In Afghanistan: Shaped By Conflict

Afghanistan has been plagued by conflict and poverty for decades. As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the globe, the political and economic situation in Afghanistan has had severe consequences both on the health of the population with regards to the COVID-19 disease and on their future well-being as a result

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Protests Continue In Belarus

Thousands of protesters once again gathered on the streets of Minsk on Sunday to protest against the re-election of incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko. Demonstrators were accompanied by a hefty police presence, including large numbers of riot police. BBC reports indicate that at least 140 individuals were arrested. This latest wave

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Sudanese Refugee Dies While Trying To Cross The English Channel

A Sudanese man, who has now been identified as Abdulfatah Hamdallah, was tragically found dead on the Sangatte beach in Calais earlier this week. It is understood that his death is not linked to any activity by immigration networks or people smugglers, and that his crossing attempt was self-coordinated with

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