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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Faced Voters In 2021 Election On Monday

On Monday, 21 June Ethiopia held its first election since the 2015 House of People’s Representatives election. It was also Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first test of voter support since he assumed office in 2018, following the resignation of former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. This general election was originally supposed

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Lost Livelihoods In A Pandemic

2020 was a year that changed humanity forever. A virus that suddenly erupted and flamed through continents in a matter of days was introduced. It claimed the lives of millions of individuals. Almost four million humans are not with us today due to complications related to the disease. Many of

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Islamophobia In Canada: The Role Of The Internet

On 6th June 2021, in Ontario, 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman intentionally drove his vehicle into a family of five. He killed Salman Afzaal and his unnamed grandmother, Madiha Salman, Yumna Salman, and seriously injured nine-year-old Fayez Salman. Al Jazeera states that police have concluded the murder was indeed motivated by the family’s

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Humanitarian Workers Increasingly Under Attack

A recent attack on members of the HALO Trust charity in Afghanistan has killed 10 and injured 16 others. The incident has highlighted the increasing dangers faced by humanitarian workers stationed in conflict zones. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the humanitarians who were working

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The War Crimes Of Ethiopias’ Civil War

In November of last year Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, who ended a decade-long war with neighboring country Eritrea, launched an attack against one of Ethiopia’s ethnic regions, the regional state of Tigray. Now in its seventh month, the conflict in Tigray is estimated to have led to the deaths

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Elder Abuse During Covid-19 And Protecting Rights Of Older People

June 15 marks the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” An article

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Western Media’s Impact On The War Between Israel And Palestine

An internal CNN memo was leaked on 19 May. The email, addressed to the CNN superdesk, outlined the need for reporters to refer to Gaza’s Ministry of Health as the Hamas-run Ministry of Health when reporting on casualty numbers. This word choice sanitized CNN’s coverage of the conflict, implying that

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The Pattern Behind The Israeli Airstrikes

Gaza’s Ministry of Government Information reported six high-rise buildings destroyed by Israeli fighter jets since 10 May. These buildings comprise six of the 184 residential and commercial properties that have been destroyed during the airstrikes. Thirty-three of them house media institutions, including the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other media

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Why Children Aren’t Making It To School

Every child deserves the right to an education. Education is the most valuable thing that a person can obtain because it is one of the few things that no one can take away from you. According to UNESCO, the latest global statistics for educational attendance, which was last reported in

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Saudi Coalition Claims To Intercept Houthi Drone As Conflict Worsens

Last Monday, Saudi Arabia claimed that it had intercepted a drone on its way to its Abha International Airport, allegedly fired by the Houthi forces in Yemen with whom a Saudi-led coalition has been engaged in a protracted conflict. The coalition claims that it intercepts most drones and missiles fired

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A Wider Approach To The Malian Coup And Militant Insurgency

In late May, 38-year-old Colonel Assimi Goita staged a military coup in Mali for the second time in nine months. President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested by soldiers after Goita was not consulted on a cabinet reshuffle. Following international pressure, Goita has affirmed that democratic elections

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The G7 Must Take Initiative

As the G7 leaves Cornwall, these countries’ leaders tried crafting solutions regarding a variety of issues with COVID-19 recovery and environmental policy at the top of the agenda. The G7 is a group of the globe’s most “advanced economies,” including the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany,

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The Sown Seeds For Colombia’s Ongoing Protests

Protests have been organized in the streets of Colombia by the umbrella group National Strike Committee, composed of Colombian labour unions, student groups, and indigenous groups. Blockades, rioting, and looting by protesters have been observed in efforts that demand authorities to address a variety of current concerns. These include a

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At Last: A Chance At Improved Relations Between Greece And Turkey?

Greece and Turkey have endured a turbulent relationship for centuries. Since Greece won its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830, the two countries have opposed each other in four major wars. They came close to entering their fifth just last summer during a naval standoff in disputed Mediterranean waters.

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