Author: Hope Oxley Green

Central African Republic’s Tense Election

Tensions are rising ahead of presidential and legislative elections this month in the Central African Republic (CAR), with increasing violence by armed groups and friction between candidates gripping national headlines. Following an attack by rebels on Rwandan peacekeeping troops, a “protection force” has been deployed to the CAR. The rebels

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Amnesty International Condemns EU-Libya Cooperation On Forcibly Returning Migrants And Refugees To Libya

In a new report published on Thursday, September 24th by Amnesty International, the EU (as well as its member states) was criticized for supporting the Tripoli-based government of National Accord (otherwise known as the GNA) and its coastguard. This was in response to the GNA’s efforts to intercept refugees and migrants

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Student-Led Protests In Bangkok For Government And Monarchal Reform

Protesters have gathered in what organizers hope will become the largest anti-government demonstration in Bangkok. This comes after weeks of daily rallies in the Thai capital, calling for the prime minister’s resignation. In addition to these calls, some are also urging monarchal reforms. The country’s strict royal defamation laws make

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West Decide On What Action Should Be Taken As Tests Show Novichok Was Used To Poison Alexei Navalny

The Russian state has been accused of poisoning Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, after the German government claim to have found evidence of the Soviet-era nerve agent ‘Novichok’ in his system. Steffan Seibert, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, made a statement on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. He said tests

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The Easing Of Anti-Islamist Laws In Sudan: The Start Of Something New?

Large groups of pro-Sharia supporters have taken to Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, to protest recent governmental reforms they deem as “anti-Islamist.” Such reforms include allowing non-Muslims, who make up an estimated 3% in Sudan, to consume alcohol, scrapping the apostasy law and public flogging. The reforms come after the religiously conservative

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G7 Mayhem? Trump Faces Criticism Over Russian Invite

President Trump has cancelled the face-to-face G7 summit that was set to be held in June, amidst safety concerns regarding Covid-19 from foreign leaders, and conflict over Russia’s return to the G7. Trump made the announcement on Saturday 30th May, outlining plans to host an expanded meeting in September with

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Chinese National Security Law In Hong Kong Sparks Global Outrage

China seeks to reassert its authority over Hong Kong by pushing through a national security law that critics claim will end the territory’s autonomy. The first draft of the law outlines that secession, subversion, terrorism, and activities by foreign forces that interfere in Hong Kong, would be criminalised. In addition,

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