Author: Jack Treston

Mamady Overthrows the Alpha – The Impact of Guinea’s Coup

For the third time since independence, a military coup has upstaged Guinean politics. Beginning on Sunday the 5th, reports of gunfire erupting around the presidential palace arose, followed by a national television broadcast announcing the dissolution of the constitution and the establishment of a transitional government. Videos of President Alpha

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Filipino Healthcare Workers Pushed To Their Limits

Allegations over the government’s mismanagement of COVID-19 emergency funding have pushed embattled Filipino healthcare workers to the tipping point. Taking appropriate protective measures, protesters gathered in front of the Department of Health on September 1st to demand the release of unpaid financial compensation, as well as an increase in state

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Will Zambia’s Election Trigger A Democratic Landslide?

On the 16th of August, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was declared victorious over incumbent Edgar Lungu in the recent Zambian presidential election. For the third time since independence in 1964, power was peacefully transferred via the ballot box, signalling the strength of Zambian democracy. The strength of Zambia’s democratic institutions

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Is History Doomed To Repeat Itself? The Impending Tigray Famine

An immense humanitarian crisis is imminent as famine looms over northern Ethiopia. This situation arises from months of political instability and military conflict between the Tigray region, Ethiopia’s federal government, and armed forces from the nearby Amhara region and neighboring Eritrea. The trajectory of this unfolding crisis is uncertain, but

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A Message Of Peace And Hope – The Olympic Refugee Team

The Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) has returned to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following their success in Rio 2016.  Since its initial debut, the team has almost tripled in size, with 29 athletes competing in 12 Olympic disciplines. Sport has the compelling power to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. In

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