Author: Terteel Agha

Nigerians Evacuated From South Africa After Attacks

Around 200 Nigerians have left South Africa amid fears of xenophobic violence. There has recently been a wave of violent attacks on foreign people, their businesses and property. Riots started in early September, where several stores owned by immigrants were targeted across Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas. At least 10

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Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After Critical UN Report Published

On Thursday, Venezuela reportedly released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni, journalist Braulio Jatar, and twenty students, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her office. The news came after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on Bachelet’s report after a visit

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Tea Workers In India Die After Consuming Toxic Alcohol

At least 45 tea workers have died after drinking toxic alcohol in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, while more than 200 are currently being treated in hospital. The fatalities were reported on Sunday, just days after the deaths of approximately 100 other people in the states of Uttar Pradesh

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Government Officials In Haiti Set To Lose Economic Perks

Government officials in Haiti are set to lose their perks, under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced on Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant. This is in response to deadly protests which have been occurring – corruption being the main cause of discontent – where protesters want President Jovenel Moise

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Protests In Brussels Turn Violent Over UN Migration Pact

Police deployed tear gas and water cannons as clashes involving 5,500 protesters broke out in Brussels on Sunday. A minority of the demonstrators became violent when they were asked to leave, and began throwing paving stones, street furniture and firecrackers at security forces. Riot police closed off wide streets in

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US-China Temporary Trade Truce

US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for continued talks over recent trade disputes. The breakthrough came after a post-G20 summit meeting. Trump has agreed not to boost tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10%

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Tunisia Criminalizes Racial Discrimination

On Tuesday, October 9, the Tunisian parliament passed the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Act, which is the first law of its kind in Tunisia, and not only defines but also criminalizes all forms of racial discrimination due to skin colour, sex and creed. A draft law had been

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