Author: Saurav Maini

Insecurity Remains in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Examining Cabo Delgado The current situation in Mozambique is filled with conflict, insecurity and violence that’s only grown since 2017. Attacks by non-state militant groups have heightened and spread across different geographical areas within Mozambique. This has lead to substantial human rights abuses, such as reports of child soldiers conducting

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Belarus Closes Border with Ukraine

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko denounced the Belarusian announcement On July 2nd by President Aleksandr Lukashenko at an event during the state award ceremony that its border shared with Ukraine would be closed for “self-defence” reasons. The claim by Lukashenko was to stop an influx of weapons

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Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Changes Nothing

Derek Chauvin, ex-Minneapolis police officer, has been charged with 22.5 years for murdering George Floyd on 25 June last year. He placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes and was charged with second and third degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Minnesota law stipulates that he

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Canada Joins The U.S, U.K, And EU In Sanctioning Belarus

On June 21st, 2021, Canada has joined the U.S, EU, and the U.K in imposing greater sanctions on several Belarusian officials and entities culminating from reoccurring demands on President Alexander Lukashenko to cooperate with investigations over circumventing a fair election by utilizing violent repressive state actions against political demonstrators to

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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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