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A Spiralling Humanitarian Catastrophe: U.S. Troops Dramatically Abandon Kurdish Allies, Paving The Way For A Turkish Offensive

The thundering of jets overhead, billowing towers of smoke from airstrikes and 64,000 civilians fleeing the anarchy of heavy fighting in northern Syria has been reported by the BBC. This is due to Turkey’s recent invasion in the region, which occurred on Wednesday, 9th October. The invasion was catalyzed by […]


U.S. Announces Sanctions On Turkish Government Over Syrian Offensive

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on the Turkish state as a punishment for Ankara’s ongoing military operations in Northern Syria. The decision comes a week after Turkey began its military campaign against the Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) following the U.S.’s decision to withdraw its troops from […]


Catalan Separatist Leaders Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

On Monday 14 October, Spain’s Supreme Court announced the sentencing of several Catalan separatist leaders. Together, they received a total of 100 years in prison, with the former vice-president of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, receiving 13 years alone. The long-awaited verdict has sparked outrage amongst the Catalan population, and many have […]


U.K. Government To Announce New Voting Measures Which Opposition Claims To Equate To Voter Suppression

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has labelled potential new laws requiring photo ID when voting “voter suppression measures”, due to the disproportionate way in which they would impact minority groups and poorer people. The Telegraph broke the story, claiming that the new policy is set to be revealed in the […]


Uganda Announces Law Imposing The Death Penalty On Homosexuals 2

Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has recently announced plans to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality. According to the Independent, the Ugandan government legislation would extinguish a rise in “unnatural sex,” and further noted that “under British colonial law, gay sex in Uganda […]


Tensions Between South Africa And Nigeria Impede Regional Economic Cooperation 1

From 4-6 September, leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society met in Cape Town, South Africa for the 28th World Economic Forum. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded the Forum on an uplifting note by remarking that “this is Africa’s century” and that “the future is great”. However, underlying the […]