Author: Simone Bogedal

Senegalese Navy Seizes Eight Tonnes Of Cannabis Resin

Eight tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered on a boat off of Senegal’s coast on Sunday, 6 June 2021. The Senegalese navy escorted the boat to a naval base in Dakar where 8.37 tonnes of hashish were found. The hashish was split between 279 bags, according to authorities. The boat

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The Kosovo-Serbia Conflict And Foreign Intervention

The disputed independence of Kosovo from Serbia, formerly Yugoslavia, has been the root of current tensions regarding the increase of Croatian troops in Kosovo. NATO has attempted to assuage Serbian concerns regarding this increased military presence. While the conflict exists between Kosovo and Serbia, numerous international institutions, including NATO, the United

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French-Egyptian War Plane Deal: No Human Rights In Mind

In an approximately $4.5 billion deal, France has agreed to sell war planes to Egypt without any contingency for human rights. Between an unstable backdrop of radical religious terrorism and mutual suspicion of the Turkish president, France and Egypt’s relationship has become closer in recent years. The current deal builds

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Russia’s Putin And France’s Macron Discuss Ukraine And Navalny

On Monday, 26 April 2021, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Emmanuel Macron of France had a phone call amid rising, international apprehension regarding the Ukraine tensions and the condition of Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. The phone call between Russia and the Western power has been one of

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Victims Of Chemical Attacks In Syria File Complaint With Swedish Police

Years after initial human rights violations in 2013 and 2017 respectively, lawyers from four non-governmental organizations are filing a criminal complaint to the Swedish police regarding the chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians. The Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Civil Rights Defenders, Syrian Archive (SA), and

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Migrants Set Up Makeshift Camp On Spain’s Canary Islands

With claims of the official migrant camp lacking adequate conditions, food, and medical services, migrants have created a makeshift camp on Spain’s Canary Islands. Under the pressure of increasing migration from Africa, the officials converted a former military facility to house thousands of migrants in the Canaries. The official camp,

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Ethiopia Refutes Ethnic Cleansing Allegations

Ethiopia rejects US allegations of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray Among the international, Tigrayan conflict-induced tensions, Ethiopia’s relationship with the United States was further complicated on Saturday after Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign affairs denied the U.S. allegations of performing ethnic cleansing in the Tigray region. The sharp reply came three days

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