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The chancellor was asked: "Why are you giving tax breaks to fossil fuel companies?"
The SANDF has dispatched investigators to the DRC to investigate the allegations, which include reports that one of the victims was a minor at the time.
Nelson Mandela's grandson has condemned Trump's "racist" remarks.
There may be two main problems. The first problem centres around the designation of the refugee status and the second, the designation of who is particularly vulnerable and resettling based on this consideration. Religious minorities struggle to be recognised under either.
The Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has been orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has left the country on the brink of famine.
It's time that our government stopped selectively condemning humanitarian disasters and applied diplomatic pressure on their Saudi ally. Pressure needs to be applied to negotiate a truce while lifting the blockade to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered. Basic rights to life, food and decent living need to be upheld universally.
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is now open for signature (#nuclearban). I wrote about this agreement
The shocking escalation of violence of the Myanmar army directed at the Rohingya population in that country yet again highlights an inability of the international community to prevent and address repression and conflict. More than 400,000 people have been forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh in barely three weeks. The Rohingya have suffered systematic discrimination in Myanmar for decades. Now the army is targeting their homes and villages, burning them to the ground.
The global commitment to international cooperation has seldom been more in doubt. The feeling of being left behind by globalisation is not just a developing world phenomenon. In the West, people are dissatisfied and political parties are quick to capitalise. Not least, because embracing this trend has led to electoral advantage for some, at least in the short-term.
Gender stereotyping continues to be strongly evident in all aspects of girls' lives, with societal views and lack of awareness conditioning young girls to behave in a certain way in order to fit the mould of how a girl "should" be.
The beast of capitalism has slid under most noses for too long, but now it is exhibited within the White House for all to see. Trump and his team are not 'maniacs', the world has not 'gone mad'. No these people know exactly what they are doing, and they love such escapist labels. It is precisely us, civil society, that must stop them in their tracks with this loud and clear message: you may have ruled the world until now, but no longer.
The Syrian regime has consistently refused access to independent international monitors to inspect their detention facilities. Amnesty International and other groups have been calling for action on this, and for the regime to publish names of detainees, their whereabouts and what has happened to the bodies of those who have died. It's now been one year since our bus journey. Many of the Syrians on that bus still have photographs of their missing loved ones displayed on their Facebook profiles. They are still waiting for news of their disappeared.
Each day brings more news of wildlife massacres and forest destruction. As we look to build the alliances necessary to tackle the poachers and to develop the policies to educate and enlighten, we should appreciate that there are no second chances.
February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as
The number of people who died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has reached an all-time high and is becoming comparable to what Médecins Sans Frontières is used to seeing in warzones, with the UN Migration Agency recording at least 5,079 deaths last year.
Aleppo is not an evacuation of communities from danger to a place of refuge. It is the forced displacement of civilians from their homes. The point-blank shooting of civilians dragged from their homes by Regime soldiers and militias as reported by the UN. This is no evacuation, this is ethnic cleansing... The world has watched on as ethnic cleansing took place in Syria. We should be ashamed. The people of Aleppo continue to suffer, but does the world continue to care?
We cannot and must not ignore the different rates of violence between sexualities as they speak to the root causes of violence against all women. The disproportionate violence experienced by bisexual women would suggest that it is often the objectification and sexualisation of women that is the root cause of the violence used against us.
While it may sometimes feel like the ground is moving beneath our feet, there's one fundamental shift underway that is cause
CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with