Darcy Stern


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 […]

African Democracy Boosted As 2019 Malawian Election Is Annulled

Protests In Lebanon Turn Violent As New Government Is Established

Protests In Lebanon Turn Violent As New Government Is Established

Violence has epitomized the Lebanese protests over the past weeks as a new government has been established in the capital of Beirut. There has been an increase in the use of excessive force by police forces which has seen a more frequent usage of tear gas, arbitrary detention and torture. […]


New Law Provides Relief To Displaced Salvadorans

On 9 January, the National Assembly of El Salvador passed legislation that will see internally displaced Salvadorans receive greater protection, aid and offers of greater solutions for their predicaments. While the legislation still needs the signature of El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele to be officially declared as a new law, […]

New Law Provides Relief To Displaced Salvadorans

Foreign Involvement Increases In Libya Ahead Of Peace Summit

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 […]


Mexican Asylum Seekers Included In Controversial ‘Secure Third Country’ Deal

On Monday the 6th of January, the United States’ government released a public email detailing a new ruling that will see those seeking asylum into the U.S. from Mexico sent to Guatemala as part of a controversial ‘secure third country’ deal. This is in addition to deals signed last year […]

Mexican Asylum Seekers Included In Controversial ‘Secure Third Country’ Deal

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

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 […]