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Yemen Is Hurtling Towards A Human Catastrophe – Appealing To Western Self-Interest Is The Only Way To Avert It

A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has, this week, warned that 24 million Yemenis are in “a race against time” to survive. This comes as Yemen’s healthcare system is beginning to collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and UN aid to the country is running […]


Major Human Smuggling Ring Associated With 39 UK Lorry Deaths Exposed

In October 2019, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in an abandoned truck in the United Kingdom. The victims had suffered from asphyxia and hypothermia while trapped in inhumane conditions. On Tuesday 26th, the smuggling network allegedly responsible for this atrocity was finally apprehended. It was exposed thanks to an […]


Who Will the Middle East Peace Plan Really Grant Peace?

France is reportedly urging European Union diplomats to threaten Israel with a tough response if the country goes ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, EU diplomats told Reuters. In addition, they said other countries, including Belgium, Ireland and Luxembourg, also want to discuss inflicting punishment in […]


The Tentative Hope For Addressing Tax Havens Amid Coronavirus

On April 28th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that companies using offshore tax havens would be ineligible for the next round of government COVID-19 financial aid. Trudeau had refused to make these concessions the previous week but reversed his position after pressure from the Bloc Québécois party. The Prime Minister […]


MENA Governments Account For Majority Of Global Confirmed Executions

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed the vast majority of confirmed executions last year, according to data released by Amnesty International today. The report, entitled Death Sentences and Executions 2019, reveals that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq together accounted for 81% of the world’s confirmed […]


European Countries Continue To Respond To COVID-19 Pandemic, Leading To Border Closures And EU Difficulties

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, causing heightened panic around the globe, many nations have elected to close their borders to curb its effects reduce the number of novel cases, especially those brought by people entering the country who may be sick. As of this week, leaders of European […]


The Anglophone Crisis Demands A Real Dialogue In Cameroon

The Anglophone Crisis has ravaged an area of Cameroon that is home to more than 3.5 million people – approximately a seventh of the country’s population – and yet it remains one of the world’s forgotten conflicts. General strikes and protests beginning in 2016 gave way to a formal declaration […]


COVID-19: UK Government’s Controversial Response

As of March 12th, confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to 590. The true number of cases could be much higher. Moving from the “containing” phase to the “delaying” phase, the National Health Service system is on an emergency footing. Although 30 designated hospitals are still receiving patients, […]


U.S. Seeks Trilateral Arms Control Pact With Russia And China

In the build-up to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump has reached out to Moscow aspiring to create a three-way arms control pact with Russia and China – three nations with some of the largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Trump will hold […]


Reforms Of Colonial Currency In West Africa

On 24th February, Kémi Séba, an anti-colonial and pan-Africanist activist responsible for the formation of the Anti-CFA Front, is set to face trial in Dakar, Senegal, for the illegal burning of a 5,000 CFA franc note at an anti-Françafrique rally held in Dakar on 19th August 2017. Séba was initially […]


UK, France, And Germany Respond To Iran’s Violations Of The Nuclear Deal As The United States Escalates Tensions

The United Kingdom, France, and Germany (known collectively as E3) have released a statement formally accusing Iran of violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), more commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The statement noted that the purpose of JCPoA is “upholding the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and […]


Liberté, Egalité…Complicité? Is French Foreign Policy Undermining Peace in Libya?

Following the Berlin summit, serious questions remain concerning French involvement in Libya. Do French interests align with UN resolutions and can President Macron remain committed to promises on domestic security whilst toeing the international line? Present at Sunday’s summit were Fayez al-Saraj, prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National […]


Foreign Involvement Increases In Libya Ahead Of Peace Summit

The civil war in Libya has been raging on since early 2014 where many rival factions have battled for power over the country. There are now two main factions who are vying for supremacy, one is the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and […]


One Of The Longest Strikes In French History Reaches An Impasse

Across France, over 452,000 workers have continued to peacefully strike against the Macron administration’s attempted pension overhaul which threatens to convert France’s 42 distinct pension regimes into a universal points-based system. These proposed changes would see the implementation of incentives for workers who retire two years after the legal age […]