Author: Evelyn Elliott

Convoy Attack Kills Six In Eastern Burkina Faso

Six members of a security force in Burkina Faso were killed on Sunday in an attack on a mining vehicle convoy, while seven other gendarmes were wounded amid the violence. The convoy of empty fuel trucks was returning from a gold mine in the eastern part of the nation when

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Ethiopia’s Aid Blockade And Humanitarian Crisis

On Monday, the United Nations World Food Program released footage from northern Ethiopia highlighting the country’s massive humanitarian crisis and prevailing absence of support. The UN video shows the disbursement of grain to people in northwestern Tigray, where civilians were without aid or food for two weeks. According to the

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Internet Disrupted, Streets Quiet In South Sudan After Call For Protests

Anti-government rallies in South Sudan that were planned for Monday failed to occur after the internet in the country was temporarily shut down by President Salva Kiir’s administration. Multiple activist groups had called for demonstrations demanding the president’s registration, but to no avail. Instead, the capital city of Juba was

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Police End Extinction Rebellion Occupation Of Norway’s Oil Ministry

On 23 August, members of the international Extinction Rebellion activist group blocked the entrance to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. About 17 demonstrators occupied the reception center of the agency while dozens more protested in front of the building. The event lasted over five hours before security forces

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Belarusian Activist Sentenced After Trying To Take Own Life In Court

On August 16th, the courts of Belarus sentenced Stepan Latypov, a Belarusian activist and political prisoner, to eight and a half years in prison. He was originally put on trial in June after being arrested in September amid a violent government crackdown on political opposition. Latypov’s story, however, became known

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The Coup And The Crisis In Myanmar

Myanmar, a nation whose young democracy began only a decade ago, is currently facing a threat it may not recover from. On February 1st of 2021, the military of Myanmar staged a coup d’état in the Southeast Asian country, overthrowing the democratic government and issuing a year-long state of emergency.

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The Concern Over Human Rights In India

On July 27th, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken travelled to India, where he met with key leaders in the nation and discussed the close relationship between the two countries. The following day, Blinken and India’s Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, held a meeting over the international security partnership shared by

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EU Agrees To Send Military Training Mission To Mozambique

On July 12th, the European Union announced their decision to establish a military training mission in Mozambique, where an Islamist insurgency has resulted in increasing violence. This declaration came in response to a request from Mozambican officials for additional support in countering the rebellion. The primary intent of the resolution

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Turkey Leaves Treaty Protecting Women From Violence

On Thursday, July 1st, Turkey officially withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty created to protect women from violence. Following the announcement, thousands of individuals across multiple cities in Turkey protested the country’s exit. More than 1,000 people, most of whom were women, gathered to march and spoke out

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