Author: Luke Unger

Tit-For-Tat Sanctions: A New Age For Chinese-Western Relations?

A furious spat of sanctions between Chinese and Western governments has thrown global diplomatic ties into question. These sanctions mark the beginning of Biden’s tough stance on China, a position which has been closely followed by the likes of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the European Union, who have seen

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Children as Young as 11 Beheaded in Mozambique

A new statement by Save the Children on the 16th of March has said that children as young as 11 have been beheaded by terrorist groups in Cabo Delgado as conflict continues to ravage Mozambique, displacing thousands. The humanitarian organisation said it had spoken to displaced families who described violent,

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Climate Change And The Nigerian Farmer-Herder Dispute

As the banks of the Chad Basin continue to recede and degrade, so too does Nigeria’s fragile internal security situation. While Nigeria has certainly not been left untouched by the terrorist cells sweeping Africa’s Sahel region with increasing momentum, the country’s ongoing farmer-herder conflict remains Nigeria’s most acute security issue,

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Rape In Tigray Conflict Occurred “Without A Doubt,” Ethiopian Minister Admits

Ethiopian Minister for Women Filsan Abdullahi Ahmed noted February 11th that rape had been committed “conclusively and without a doubt” within Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region. The statement, which expressed a rare acknowledgement of the toll on Ethiopia’s Tigrayan population, comes after a task force conducted investigations into allegations of mass

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UN Warns Of Growing Civil Unrest And Violent Repression In Haiti

The United Nations Human Rights Office has warned that increasing political tension within Haiti, coupled with ‘insecurity and structural inequalities’ could spark widespread and potentially deadly protests. The growing likelihood of mass public demonstrations has raised ‘concerns of renewed human rights violations by security forces during the policing of protests

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Ethiopian Military Say They Now Control Tigray Capital

On Saturday the 28 November, Ethiopian military leaders stated they now have “full control” of the capital of the Tigray region, Mekelle. The announcement comes after the Tigray government reported the area was being “heavily bombarded” as the military pushed deeper into the region seeking the arrest of the region’s

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Confirming What Was Feared: New Report shows ‘Massive’ Human Rights Abuses In Belarus

A new report published last week by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has identified “massive” human rights abuses during and after the recent Belarus presidential election of Alexander Lukashenko, confirming what many international bodies have feared. The report states the results of Belarus’ recent election were “systematically”

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Clashes Between Morocco And Western Sahara Break 30-Year Truce

A 30-year peace deal was ended on 14 November by the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, who has accused Morocco of breaking the ceasefire by sending troops into the region. Morocco denies any wrongdoing. Ghali has since issued a decree announcing the “resumption of armed struggle in defence

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Religious Tension Grows In France After Recent Terror Attacks

France has seen growing religious tensions after a priest was seriously wounded in Lyon last Saturday and two women and a man were killed in Nice last Thursday, both in separate terror attacks. It is not yet known if these incidents were related. They come off the back of several

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