Author: Saurav Maini

The Sown Seeds For Colombia’s Ongoing Protests

Protests have been organized in the streets of Colombia by the umbrella group National Strike Committee, composed of Colombian labour unions, student groups, and indigenous groups. Blockades, rioting, and looting by protesters have been observed in efforts that demand authorities to address a variety of current concerns. These include a

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DR Congo Declares Armed Forces Intervention In State Of Siege Provinces

On 3rd May 2021, Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi allowed government armed forces and national police control over North Kivu and Ituri’s provincial governments. The decision is in response to the two eastern provinces previously declared under a state of siege on April 30th, a constitutional authority the

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Switzerland To Hold Referendum On 2020 Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

After a lengthy parliamentary battle, the Swiss government will hold a referendum concerning legislation introduced in December 2020 recognizing same-sex marriage. Under this law, same-sex couples can enter into “registered partnerships” with some legal protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity. Public support for the

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Germany Extends NATO Mission Until January 2022

Soldiers of the Bundeswehr — Germany’s armed forces — were initially convinced that their presence in Afghanistan was not of a combat mission but rather a short-term intervention seeking stabilization for a war-torn country. However, the intervention has turned into a 20-year-long military presence mostly in Northern and Northeastern Afghan

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