Monthly Archives: November 2018

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya after being rescued at sea

The 94 passengers were rescued by a passing container ship last week as they were en route to Italy. After being returned to Libya they have refused to get off the ship. Continue reading

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Can Donald Trump use force against the ‘migrant caravan’?

Just ahead of the midterms, the US president deployed thousands of soldiers to the southern border, curtailed asylum law, and threatened the use of military force against an approaching "migrant caravan." Is that legal? Continue reading

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Alexei Navalny’s European court date puts pressure on Kremlin

The Russian dissident politician has been repeatedly arrested and tried for his protests. Each time, he has called on Europe’s human rights court for help. But will that path remain open after Thursday’s decision? Continue reading

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Macedonian ex-PM escapes jail term, flees to Hungary

Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest. Continue reading

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Brexit: Theresa May secures Cabinet support for draft deal

British Prime Minister May said her Cabinet ministers agreed to a draft deal on the UK’s exit from the European Union. But she could face the ultimate test as junior coalition partners hint at fresh elections. Continue reading

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Dutch court blocks bid to ban blackface Black Pete character

Activists wanted the court to block broadcasters from showing the character’s "racist characteristics." One broadcaster justified airing images of Black Pete because he goes "down the chimney a lot." Continue reading

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Massive Italian anti-mafia operation results in scores of arrests

Italy’s anti-mafia police have struck a major blow to the Italian mob in an international sting. Rival groups were said to have worked together to make billions through online gambling. Continue reading

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Opinion: Africa doesn’t need lessons in democracy

If what’s happening in Florida’s mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It’s time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu. Continue reading

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South Africa’s state capture scandal – one more cabinet minister down

A ruling party kingpin, grave allegations of corruption and a leaked sex tape: South Africa’s state corruption scandal has claimed yet another casualty – home affairs minister and one-time ANC youth leader Malusi Gigaba. Continue reading

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EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union’s duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports. Continue reading

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