Author: Zoe Hall

Bangladesh Approves Death Penalty For Rape Amid Protests

After protests in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi government has announced the approval of an amendment to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Bill. This amendment will empower courts to choose between the previous maximum sentence of life in prison as well as the new addition of a death

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Brazil’s Indigenous Populations

In September, the Brazilian government flew in general practice doctors as well as a reported 39 tons of food, medicine, and protective equipment to the Guajajara, one of Brazil’s prominent indigenous tribes, according to Reuters. This followed critiques of mishandling the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous populations. With a death toll

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Junta Appoints Mali Leader For Democratic Transition

Earlier this month, Mali’s military leaders announced they will establish an 18-month transition government. This announcement follows last month’s coup  d’état when Malian soldiers detained high ranking government officials including the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was democratically elected into office in 2013. This is the fourth coup Mali

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India And China Reach Agreement Over Border Issues

Earlier this month, India and China once again reached a peace agreement in response to military tensions along their shared border. The agreement, which took place while representatives were participating in a regional security summit meeting in Russia, is in response to recent conflict between the two nations. The conflict

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Sudan Reaches Peace Deal With Rebel Groups

The Sudanese government signed a peace deal in August with the Sudan Revolutionary Front, a rebel coalition group. Talks pertaining to the peace accord, hosted by South Sudan, began in late 2019 and discusses issues surrounding land rights, power sharing, and the return of millions of internally displaced persons within

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Thai Peaceful Activists Arrested In Pro-Democracy Protests

In Thailand, democracy protests have been growing in reaction to the dissolving of the Future Forward Party in February. With appeals to young voters, the fledgling pro-democracy party had a surprising performance in the last election, garnering the third largest share of seats within the national parliament. However, according to

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Chinese Court Sentences Another Canadian to Death for Drugs

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian national Ye Jianhui to death last Friday, citing drug transporting and manufacturing charges. The Chinese police in Guangdong Province discovered 480 pounds of MDMA in a room used by Ye and five other Chinese nationals. The report comes only days after another Canadian national

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