Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

The November 2017 resignation of Robert Mugabe who ruled as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017 sent waves of optimism and hope through all of Africa just as the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had once sent a wave...

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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador and Freezes Trade

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador and Freezes Trade

In a move which could be described as questionable at best, and utterly mad at worst, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador, recalled its own ambassador, and frozen all new trade deals with the North American nation over what it calls interference in its domestic affairs....

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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Pope Francis has a history of causing heads to spin with his policies and ideas on how to bring the Catholic Church into the 21st century and is no stranger to the tensions and conflicts brought about by changes to millenia of church teachings. On August 2nd, the Pontiff has...

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Trump Demands End to ‘Witch Hunt’

Trump Demands End to ‘Witch Hunt’

U.S. President Donald Trump took to twitter suggesting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions end the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Muller. Trump tweeted on August 1st: “..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain...

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Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Amidst the ongoing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, came up with a creative way to explain trade and economics to U.S. President Donald Trump during their recent meeting on July 25th. The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior EU official explained their strategy to negotiate...

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Kuwaiti Social Media Celebrity Faces Harsh Backlash Over Viral Video

Kuwaiti Social Media Celebrity Faces Harsh Backlash Over Viral Video

Sondos Al-Qattan is a social media celebrity famous for her beauty tutorials on Instagram, where she has gathered over 2.3 million followers. However she now now risen to infamy after posting a video in which she denounced new laws which give Filipino workers a day off and the right to...

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Nicaraguan President Denies Backing Paramilitaries in Fox Interview

Nicaraguan President Denies Backing Paramilitaries in Fox Interview

In a rare television interview, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega went on Fox News to denounce the violence in his country which international observers and Human Rights Groups have blamed on his administration. Ortega, a Sandinista revolutionary hero and president of Nicaragua for three terms has been facing nationwide protests which...

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60, and counting, dead in Greece wildfires

60, and counting, dead in Greece wildfires

60 people, at the time of publication, have died in the Attica region near Athens from wildfires. A further 100 people have been injured. The village of Mati has experienced the worst fatality rate, with 26 bodies found around 30ft away from the beach. The president of the Greek Red...

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Thai football team released from hospital

Thai football team released from hospital

The twelve members of the Wild Boars football team, and their coach, have spoken publicly for the first time after being rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand. The rescue mission lasted from Sunday 8th July to Tuesday 10th July. On each day, four members of the...

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The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, who also played a fundamental role in the removal of the apartheid system in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s life was difficult, but one which catapulted him into greatness. As a teenager...

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