Daisy D'Souza

Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As President

Jair Bolsonaro, the strident far-right candidate, has been elected President in Brazil’s presidential elections. His election signifies the most radical shift in Brazilian politics since the country transitioned from a dictatorship to a democracy over thirty years. Bolsonaro, a former military officer, had received 55.5% of the votes when 96% […]

55 Killed In Communal Violence In Nigeria

The Nigerian government has said that at least 55 people have been killed in an eruption of communal violence in the Kasuwan Magani area in the north-central state of Kaduna. Twenty-two people were involved in the fatal clashes between two communities that inhabit the region. In a statement on Saturday, […]

The Number Of Activists Killed In Colombia Continues To Rise

Despite a peace deal being signed two years ago, there appears to be a rise in activist murders in Colombia. Although the overall homicide rate has dropped considerably, statistics shows that social activists, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, local councilmen and union organisers are being murdered in greater numbers. In 2018, almost […]

French Man Jailed For Attacking A Woman In The Street

A French man who violently assaulted a woman in the streets of Paris after she confronted him for catcalling her, captured in a video that went viral on social media, has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined €2,000. The sentence also includes a further six months of […]

South Korean ‘Cult’ Leader Arrested For Detaining Her Followers In Fiji

In early September 2018, Shin Ok-ju, a South Korean pastor, was arrested at Seoul International airport for allegedly convincing 400 of her followers to flee to Fiji, where she then confiscated their passports and detained them. Shin is the leader and founder of the controversial Grace Road Church, often described […]

Colombia Anti-Corruption Referendum Fails To Meet Quorum

A historic meeting has taken place between Colombian President Ivan Duque, leaders of the opposition, both chambers of Congress, directors of all political parties, and FARC leader Rodrigo Lodoño after President Duque called for a summit to jointly formulate anti-corruption measures. The meeting comes after an anti-corruption referendum in Colombia […]

US Prisoners Nationwide Have Gone On Strike

On August 21st, incarcerated men and women across seventeen states in the US began a nineteen-day-long nationwide strike in an attempt to force prison reform and end what has been described as modern slavery. The strike aims to bring attention to the inhumanity of prison conditions, unpaid labour and life […]

China May Add A Nuclear Element To Disputes In The South China Sea

A Pentagon report has issued a warning over China’s plans to power man-made islands and reefs in the South China Sea with floating nuclear power plants, arguing it ‘may add a nuclear element to the territorial disputes’ in the area. The annual report by the U.S. Defense Department, Military and […]

‘Copwatch’ Program Encourages Indigenous Australians To Expose Police Violence 1

Indigenous Australians nationwide are being urged to use technology to expose systemic police brutality and violence. The Sydney-based nonprofit legal service National Justice Project has launched Copwatch, a program that seeks to empower Indigenous Australians to film their interactions with authorities as a way of highlighting the misconduct and cruelty […]

Ecuador Declares A State Of Emergency Due To Mass Venezuelan Migration

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency in three provinces following a flood of Venezuelan migrants crossing into the country through neighbouring Colombia. This month, the number of refugees entering Ecuador jumped to 4,500 per day. The Ecuadorian government is struggling to cope with the influx of migrants, many of […]