Author: Gabriella Contadino

Texas Abortion Ban: Implications On Women’s Rights

In a revolutionary order Wednesday night, the United States Supreme Court allowed an extremely restrictive Texas abortion law to go into effect. The law is widely acknowledged as the most restrictive in the country, banning abortions after six weeks under most circumstances, including incest and rape. The decision to allow

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions In Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

Amidst ongoing political and humanitarian crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States has imposed new sanctions this Monday on the chief of staff of defense forces of the Eritrean military, Filipos Woldeyohannes. The U.S. Treasury Department issued a statement explaining that Woldeyohannes was being sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky

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51 People Killed in Village Raids: Terrorism in Mali

Recent attacks in Northern Malian villages Karou, Ouatagouna, and Daoutegeft have left 51 people dead and several others injured, according to a report issued by local officials. The attacks were carried out simultaneously and victims described rampant looting, homes being burned to the ground, and herds of livestock being carried

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US Official Says Getting Vaccines to Africans Is a ‘Top Priority’

In a recent interview, Akuna Cook, United States deputy assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, emphasized the US’ ongoing commitment to deploy over 25 million doses to African countries, calling it a “top priority” of the Biden-Harris administration. The interview, hosted by Voice of America’s Hayde Adams, focused extensively

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Nicaraguan Police Detain Brother of Arrested Opposition Leader Chamorro

An accelerating political crackdown in Nicaragua has resulted in the arrest of the brother of apprehended opposition leader, Cristiana Chamorro. The arrest is the most recent in a string of 20+ detentions of opposition leaders and political opponents of President Daniel Ortega carried out since early June, escalating as elections

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