Author: Zoe Steel

Trump Blasts Native American Burial Site

Destruction of a Native American burial site and a UNESCO recognised natural reserve began this week, in order to make way for President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. The site is home to rare species, and sacred burial grounds of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who were not consulted before demolition and

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Deal Of The Century?

On 28 January 2020, President Donald Trump announced his long awaited Middle East peace plan. The plan establishes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and looks to recognise Israeli settlements built on Palestinian territory. It also refuses the right of return to Palestinian refugees, whose homes were lost in previous

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Hunger Crisis In South Africa

45 million people in South Africa are currently experiencing severe food insecurity. Hard hit countries include Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, where women and children are the worst affected. Drought, floods and political instability are to blame for the crisis, with these conditions expected to continue.

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Why Is Jakarta Sinking?

Flooding in the city of Jakarta has taken 66 lives, with two people still missing as of the 6th of January. The city has been hit by some of the hardest rainfall in years, resulting in flash flooding and landslides. Home to over 30 million people, the floods have caused

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The Fallout From The Qassem Soleimani Assassination

On 3 January 2020, the head of Iran’s military, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated by a United States drone strike. Soleimani was a prominent figure among the Islamic Republic, with tens of thousands taking to the streets to mourn his death. Soleimani was targeted for alleged plots he had planned toward

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India Citizenship Protests

Protests throughout India have left at least 26 people dead after violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Demonstrators are protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities but excludes Muslims. In doing so, Muslims would be treated as second class citizens and preferential treatment be given

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Samoan Measles Outbreak

The Pacific Island of Samoa is currently experiencing a measles epidemic, with the country issuing a state of emergency on the 15th of November. On the 2nd of December, the Samoan Government announced its plans for mass vaccinations and the closing of public spaces in an effort to stop the

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