Author: Remy Roberts

Bolivia’s Political Crisis Rolls On

Bolivian activists skeptical of their government’s intentions have taken to the streets to ensure that their presidential elections go ahead. Nearly 10 months after a military coup forced Bolivian President Evo Morales to resign, the country is still without a democratically elected leader. Jeanine Áñez, who has maintained provisional control

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Democracy And The Hidden Deaths Of COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, another scourge has taken hold across the world: government misinformation. In recent weeks the lengths of this deception have started to come to light. On June 23rd, Donald Trump, President of the world’s hardest-hit country, bragged about slowing down coronavirus testing at a

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Violence Against Women Under The Spotlight In South Africa

In the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa, this has been a ‘dark and shameful week’ for South Africa. On June 1st, the government relaxed restrictions on COVID-19 lockdown rules. Since then, the horrific murders of numerous women have sent shock waves across the country. A list of more than 400

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Major Human Smuggling Ring Associated With 39 UK Lorry Deaths Exposed

In October 2019, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in an abandoned truck in the United Kingdom. The victims had suffered from asphyxia and hypothermia while trapped in inhumane conditions. On Tuesday 26th, the smuggling network allegedly responsible for this atrocity was finally apprehended. It was exposed thanks to an

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Introduction of Miracle COVID-19 ‘Cure’ to Tanzania Could End in Catastrophe

On Saturday, Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced that his country will begin importing an untested COVID-19 ‘cure’ from Madagascar. The miracle remedy is a herbal tonic known as ‘COVID Organics’. Its key ingredient is the Artemisia plant, which is commonly used to treat malaria. Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina officially endorsed COVID

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A History Of Violence: The Story Of U.K. Knife Crime So Far

Before COVID-19, another epidemic had been sweeping the U.K.: knife crime. The extent of this social disease was revealed last week, when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that 45,627 knife offences had been carried out in England and Wales in 2019. This was the highest annual number since

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G20 Agrees Debt Relief Plan To Ease Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The wealthiest nations in the world have halted debt repayments from the poorest for the first time since 2005. On the 15th of April, the G20 announced a sweeping plan to suspend $12 billion worth of payments from 77 countries. The move is aimed at helping the globe’s most vulnerable nations

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Germany And Luxembourg Open Borders To Refugee Children

In March, seven EU countries – Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Portugal – pledged in Croatia to rehouse 1,600 unaccompanied children stranded in migrant camps across Greece. Last week, Germany and Luxembourg became the first countries to take steps towards fulfilling this promise. Officials in Germany announced that it

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40km Fence To Be Erected Along Zimbabwean Border With South Africa

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, on March 19th South African authorities outlined plans to construct a 40km fence on either side of the Beitbridge Land Port of Entry – the busiest border crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe. According to South Africa’s Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille,

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