Author: Swaemor

80 Students Abducted In Nigeria

The Nigerian state, Kebbi, has faced safety concerns and security restlessness in the past few weeks due to the kidnapping of 80 students and five teachers from a local school. Armed men raided a school in the town of Birnin Yauri, which is located in the Northwestern portion of Nigeria.

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Lost Livelihoods In A Pandemic

2020 was a year that changed humanity forever. A virus that suddenly erupted and flamed through continents in a matter of days was introduced. It claimed the lives of millions of individuals. Almost four million humans are not with us today due to complications related to the disease. Many of

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Pressure Mounts On Mali After Military Coup

Mali has experienced its second coup in a year. The army decided to take over the country by force and detained the President and Prime Minister, Bah Ndaw and Moctar Ouane, respectively. The two governing personnel were part of the interim government that was established after the first military coup

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Sudanese Politicians Hold Negotiations With Rebel Groups

The Sudanese current transitional government held talks with rebel groups from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. The negotiations were held through the facilitation of South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir. SPLM-N’s chairperson, Abdelaziz al-Hilu, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan of the ruling sovereign council, and Sudanese

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Weighing In On Chad’s Democracy

The African Union’s Peace and Security Council commented on the Chadian government’s transition, reaffirming its support for the process and democracy in the country. When Chadian president Idriss Déby succumbed to injuries after a fierce fight with rebels earlier this year, the office was handed to his son, Mahamat Idriss

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A Post-Oil Era

Oil, also known as black gold, is a commodity used for years to establish a new path for humanity. Oil has propelled us to places that we have never imagined possible. We use it for vehicles, plastics, electricity, heat, and textiles (to name a few). Oil discoveries fueled industries; at

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Columbians Protest Amid New Regulations

The people of Colombia have taken their disapproval of a new tax hike to the streets. The tax increase was introduced amid the pandemic and would have severely affected citizens, as the existence of a declining economy and surging unemployment continues to thrive. Those changes triggered Colombians to leave their

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Chad’s President Killed After Battle With Rebels

Chad’s president, Idriss Déby, died due to injuries from the battleground after clashing with northern rebels. Déby was on a visit to his troops that were fighting armed rebels from the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) group. FACT rebels intended to reach Chad’s capital city, N’Djamena, in

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Who Gets The Vaccine?

Since the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world had its eye on one thing and asked a serious question: when will this be over? For this to be over, there must be a treatment or a vaccine. An effective treatment that eases symptoms and leaves hospitals unstrained

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A New Beginning For Sudan

Sudanese officials have been seeking investment opportunities for their country in the past month. The search began with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Hamdok was accompanied by ministers from his cabinet meant to represent the diverse aspects Sudan is hoping to partner with its neighbours for. Last

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Iraq Welcomes Its First Ever Papal Visit

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, made a historic visit to Iraq on Friday, March 5th. He arrived at Baghdad airport and was greeted by the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The arrival was celebrated by Iraqis nationwide and was reflected by the ceremonial welcome in Baghdad.

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