Darcy Stern

Afghan Peace Talks Renewed With Reduction In Violence Agreement

On Friday the 21st of February a seven-day reduction in violence (RIV) was instigated between the U.S. and the Taliban in Afghanistan. The RIV will see both parties intend to reduce violence towards each other. This is the first step in renewed peace talks which aim to develop a peace […]

Protests In Chile Unearth Stark Disparity Within Chilean Society

The protests in Chile have been fluctuating in intensity since they started in October 2019. While the protests were started because of a small hike in the price of public transportation, it is underpinned by a burgeoning dissatisfaction “against the poor quality of public health care and education; against low […]

African Democracy Boosted As 2019 Malawian Election Is Annulled

The results of Malawi’s May 2019 presidential vote, which saw Peter Mutharika re-elected for a second term, was annulled by Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Monday, February 3. A panel of five judges ruled that the elections results were mired with a substantial amount of fraud and malpractice. The panel found […]

Foreign Involvement Increases In Libya Ahead Of Peace Summit

The civil war in Libya has been raging on since early 2014 where many rival factions have battled for power over the country. There are now two main factions who are vying for supremacy, one is the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and […]

Political Prisoners Released On The Eve Of A New Year Of Protests In Nicaragua

On New Year’s Eve, the government of Nicaragua released 91 political prisoners in response to heavy sanctions placed on the authoritarian government by the United States and the E.U. These political prisoners had been incarcerated for being involved in protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his regime. Although the […]

Venezuelan Migrants Caught In The Crossfire Of Protests In Colombia

Protests in Colombia have been ongoing for more than two weeks now as calls for the reform or the replacement of President Iván Duque’s right-winged government grow significantly louder each day. This civil unrest first started on November 21st and has been causing a greater amount of risk to the […]