Author: Keira Larson

Son of Gaddafi Set To Participate In December Election

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, has recently registered for the Libyan presidential election, which is set to start on December 24th. According to The Guardian, the High National Electoral Commission in Libya has confirmed the young Gaddafi’s nomination in the southern city of Sebha. Saif’s

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Azerbaijan and Armenia File Separate Accusatory Claims with the ICJ

According to Radio Free Europe, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Elnur Mammadov accused Armenia of ethnic cleansing for continuing to lay landmines in Azerbaijani territory after the conclusion of the six-week war over the contentious Nagorno-Karabakh region. According to Al Jazeera, Armenia filed a separate claim with the International Court of

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Madagascar Battling ‘Climate Change Famine’ According To UN

According to Reuters, more than one million people (two out of every five residents) in the Grand Sud region of Madagascar require emergency food aid. Al Jazeera reported that at least 30,000 of these residents are currently experiencing the highest internationally recognized level of food insecurity, level 5, according to

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Tunisia’s Political Crisis Threatens To Deepen Economic Troubles

Amidst many political changes in the past year, Tunisia continues to face economic turmoil in the seemingly never-ending wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Reuters, the country needs approximately 4 billion Tunisian dinars per month to pay off debts and salaries. However, the treasury only has 544 million. Overall,

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Russian Opposition Parties Allege Mass Election Fraud

Opposition parties in Russia are alleging that mass election fraud occurred during the recent parliamentary elections, which resulted in a victory by Putin’s United Russia Party, according to Reuters. With this victory, United Russia (UR) will have a 2/3 majority in the Duma (the lower house of parliament), which will

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Czech Republic Set to Sign $395 Million Defense Contract

The government of the Czech Republic is set to sign a $395.6 million contract with the French defense group known as Nexter Systems. According to Reuters, the contract includes the purchase of 52 new CAESAR (8 x 8 155 mm) artillery pieces that will replace Soviet-era howitzers. Reuters also reports

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US. Accuses Ethiopia Of Blocking Aid To Tigray

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has accused Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government of blocking aid to the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia. This region has been the primary site of fighting between the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces since November

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