Author: Claire Walsh

Sudanese Protesters Express Dissatisfaction With Transition Government

On June 30th in Sudan, demonstrations organized by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association and by Resistance Committees occurred in Khartoum, Kassala, and Darfur. The protesters are gathering despite the closing of city streets and the use of tear gas by police. Participants are utilizing the phrase popular during last year’s ousting

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National Security Law Rekindles Protests And Fuels Anger In Hong Kong

Recent decisions made by the National People’s Congress of China have severely restricted the freedom of Hong Kong. Up until now, Hong Kong’s relationship regarding its autonomy from China has been strained. While Britain controlled Hong Kong starting in 1842, relative power over it was returned to China in 1997

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Violence Plagues Burundi In Light Of Upcoming Election

Last Sunday, violent fighting broke out in Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi, between an armed group and police forces. The violence resulted in the deaths of 22 so-called “evil-doers” and two police officers. The fighting is thought to be tied to the country’s upcoming election since the violent events

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Rebel Fighters Attack Civilians In Eastern D.R.C.

On Sunday night, rebel fighters carried out an attack against civilians in Apetina-Sana, an eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Attackers are said to be members of the rebel group A.D.F. (Allied Democratic Forces), a group active in the D.R.C. and in Uganda. The rebels reportedly “hacked” victims

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Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Resignation Amid Anti-Government Protests

On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign from his position. Protesters who had been holding demonstrations against the government since the beginning of October saw this as a cause for momentary celebration, as the former Prime Minister was one representative of a corrupt government.

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Protests In Hong Kong Continue After Five Months

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, many of which have been met with violence, have now been taking place for five months. They originally began as a response to an extradition law that would have made it possible for Hong Kong citizens to be brought to mainland China for certain punishments.

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Al-Shebab Launches Attack Against U.S. Base In Baledogle

On Monday, members of the armed group Al-Shebab attacked a U.S. military special forces base located in Baledogle, Somalia. While there were no immediate casualties as a result of the attack, the attackers used car bombs to breach the outside gates of the base. Though the blasts and the gunfire

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Protesters Maintain Their Momentum In Algeria

Demonstrators in Algeria continue to protest as they have since last February, when they began to rise up against former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protesters maintain that they will not stop organizing until a civilian government is established in place of the current arrangement run by military officials and politicians.

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Protesters Continue To Gain Ground In Hong Kong

On June 11, hundreds of thousands of protesters surrounded and attempted to storm the legislative building in Hong Kong to delay conversations about a controversial extradition bill. Protesters felt the bill would interrupt the “one China, two systems” arrangement with the United Kingdom that has been in place since 1997.

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Protests Continue In Hong Kong Through Attempts To Inform Mainlanders

On July 7, a peaceful protest involving about 230,000 people arrived at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, an establishment that connects Hong Kong and mainland China. The demonstration was intended to protest a controversial extradition bill recently proposed in China. The Kowloon location was chosen in order to make the

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Violence Continues In The Idlib Province

For over eight years, Syria has endured a civil war between the government of Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups such as Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). After regaining most of the territory held by rebels, in August 2018, Assad began to focus military forces on the Idlib province of northwestern Syria,

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