Big Environmental Vs Big Fashion

A climate change activist disrupted the most recent Louis Vuitton fashion show by storming the catwalk, while holding a banner that rightly criticised the effects of excessive consumption on the environment. The banner stated; “The planet is burning, but fashion looks elsewhere.” The activist performed this statement under the name

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WHO Approves The Use Of First Malaria Vaccine

On 6 October 2021, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended the widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine. They approved its use in areas with moderate to high malaria transmission, such as sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation is based on encouraging results from a pilot program running in three African

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Nigeria to Big To be Secured

NIGERIA TOO BIG TO SECURED? The World Bank overview of Nigeria state that over 20,000 people were killed, about 2.2 million are forcibly displaced, and more than 15 million have been affected since 2009. On September 27th, 2021, the Nigeria prominent newspaper, the Guardian reported that 330,000 Nigerian refugees are

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Deadly Prison Riots In Ecuador

At least 116 people were killed and 80 injured in an Ecuadorian prison riot that broke out on September 28th. Many bodies were discovered across the Litoral penitentiary in the city of Guayaquil, as security forces fought to retake control from the cartels. The killings were brutal; many people were

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“A Gift To The World” – Malaria Vaccine Approved By The W.H.O.

Following an announcement on Wednesday the 6th of October, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has endorsed the widespread rollout of the world’s first malaria vaccine. RTS,S – or Mosquirix – has been recommended following the success of a 2019 pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. Developed by British pharmaceutical

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Turkey Forces Research Vessel Away From Continental Shelf

This past Sunday, Turkey pushed a Greek-Cypriot research vessel away from what it claims to be its continental shelf, signaling their willingness to assert control over disputed regions of the Mediterranean. The confrontation takes place days before Greece and Turkey are set to resume diplomatic talks, undermining hopes of a

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EU Looking To Target Lebanese Officials With Sanctions

On September 16th, members of the European Union voted on a resolution that included condemnation of Lebanese officials for their obstruction of investigations of the blast that occurred a year ago, as well as a legal framework for targeted sanctions. 571 out of 681 members of the European Parliament backed

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Record Number Of Environmental Activists Killed In The Past Year

In 2020, 227 environmental activists were killed – more than four per week. This is a record high for the second consecutive year, according to a report by Global Witness. Environmental activists are defined as those who defend land and water against economic agendas and resource-consuming industries. Global Witness has

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Tunisia’s Political Crisis Threatens To Deepen Economic Troubles

Amidst many political changes in the past year, Tunisia continues to face economic turmoil in the seemingly never-ending wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Reuters, the country needs approximately 4 billion Tunisian dinars per month to pay off debts and salaries. However, the treasury only has 544 million. Overall,

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Outrage in Nepal as Justice Eludes Civil War Victims

On October 1st, victims of the Nepalese civil war wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres imploring him to remind Nepalese politicians of their duty to amend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, so there is no amnesty for persons guilty of severe human rights abuses, and complete the

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Mali Could Delay Post-Coup Elections, Interim PM Says

On September 27th, 2021, the Prime Minister of Mali, Kokalla Maïga, said that the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, set for February 27th, 2022, could be delayed in order to ensure that results are not contested. Prime Minister Maïga stated last week before the UN General Assembly that “the main

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Northern Ireland: Is Denying The Past Endangering The Future?

On July 24th, 2021, the BBC reported the UK’s proposal to abandon all current and future criminal prosecutions relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Between 1969 and 1998, more than 3,500 people died until the Good Friday Agreement peace deal was signed between the Catholic community, the Protestant community,

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Updates On The Iran-Israel Nuclear Dispute

As September 27th, new details have broken in regards to the Iranian-Israeli nuclear dispute. On Monday the current Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett addressed the UN General Assembly accusing Iran of violating nearly all of its Nuclear treaties, and that Israel would take bold measures (with or without the

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Four years on from the Rohingya genocide

Since the genocide in 2017, mass persecution of the Rohingya has decreased. Despite this, we are no closer to dealing with its implications. The Rohingya are a minority group from the Rakhine state of Myanmar; the largest Islamic group in the country. The group has been persecuted since the mid-1970s,

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Ending Child Marriage In Zimbabwe With Help From Taekwondo

Child marriage is a critical issue worldwide. Due to the economic effects of COVID-19, the organization Save The Children said an estimated 500,000 girls were at risk of being forced into child marriages. In Zimbabwe, child marriage is widespread, and the United Nations issued a statement saying that one out

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Libyan Coastguard Intercepted 500 Europe-bound Migrants

This Sunday, the Libyan coastguard intercepted two boats carrying more than 550 migrants heading to Europe. This marked the latest sea interception amid a surge in sea crossing attempts by many people from North Africa. This event took place two days after Tripoli detained 4,000 people in a massive crackdown,

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UN Secretary-General Warns Of “Urgent” Crises Unfolding In Myanmar

Following eight months of unrest and instability in Myanmar, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement imploring international bodies to take “urgent” action to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis. He warned that the opportunity to reverse the catastrophic effects of the military coup is narrowing rapidly. Global audiences looked

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