Author: Marco Stojanovik

Indigenous Australian Imprisonment Rates Are The Highest In The World: A Justice Reinvestment Approach is Needed

Indigenous Australians are the most imprisoned people in the world as the country enters “a second convict age”, a federal parliamentarian has revealed in a paper published on August 26. Labor Frontbencher and economist Dr. Andrew Leigh’s analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that the rate of indigenous

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A Revised Approach Is Needed To Implement Peace In Mali

Despite international peace efforts, the crisis in Mali continues to linger and transform. Spiralling violence is moving southward towards the capital Bamako, and has already spilled over to neighbouring countries. A weakened state is proving unable to meet the needs and demands of its people. Meanwhile, the United Nations peacekeeping

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Retaliatory Ethnic Violence Is Destabilizing Central Mali

Dozens of people have been reportedly killed in attacks on two villages in central Mali amid rapidly deteriorating security conditions. A local mayor told Reuters News Agency that unidentified gunmen arrived on motorbikes before attacking the villages of Yoro and Gangafani. According to Malian military officials, 41 mostly ethnic Dogons

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Refugee Suicide Attempts Spike On Manus Island Following Australian Election Results

At least 14 refugees on the island of Manus, Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.), have attempted suicide or committed self-harm. This comes amidst growing desperation following the surprise re-election of Australia’s conservative government on May 18th. The victory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition defied months of opinion polling  indicating

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A Peaceful Solution Is Needed For The Crisis In Libya

The Crisis Prolonged military fighting in Libya’s capital Tripoli is threatening to destabilize the United Nations (UN) peace process between rival governments. Initiated by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the offensive has been successfully held off by forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). 

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Will Rising US-Iran Tensions Lead To Violent Conflict?

Four commercial ships have been damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), heightening existing regional tensions between the United States (U.S.) and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programme. Emirati officials reported the attacks on Sunday, May 12th, and had occurred near the port of Fujairah, one of the

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Unprecedented Mass Extinction Threat

In the most comprehensive report of its kind to date, the United Nations has detailed the unprecedented current rate of decline in biodiversity –  tens to hundreds of times higher than in the past 10 million years. Compiled over the last three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomats, and

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General Haftar Continues Advance On Tripoli

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces will continue their advance on the capital of Libya, general Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-proclaimed eastern parliament, has said. Haftar launched the offensive on April 4 in order to capture the capital and west of Libya from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA),

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Tibetans Leaving India After 60 Years

The Tibetan refugee community in India has sharply declined since 2011 from around 150,000 to 85,000 according to Indian government data. Tibetan authorities say that the Tibetan diaspora now spreads across 40 countries. Quoted Indian officials say the decrease could be linked to the absence of a national refugee policy.

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