May 19, 2020

Countries around the world are implementing lockdown measures to slow the spread of Covid-19. More than a third of the world’s population is under some form of restriction. South Africa went into lockdown on March 26th, and since May 1st have been allowed to leave thei...

April 20, 2020

South Korea is one of the world’s youngest democracies, and the first country to hold a national election during the Covid-19 pandemic. Coronavirus was able to side-line previous issues such as the weak economy, government corruption and North-South relations in a deep...

February 1, 2020

When Putin first came to power, he inherited a Russia in a state of misery, distress and turmoil. The Communist ideology that had dominated existence for seven decades had been tossed away, leaving Russians to adapt to a strange new idea: capitalism. Putin undertook to...

January 22, 2020

With the recent general election, new waves of MPs have been introduced to parliament. Although a nerve-wracking experience from them all, being mistaken for other politicians and for parliamentary staff members in the first few weeks working in Westminster is not the...

January 13, 2020

Both students and city-based student unions raised their voices against the brutal attack on students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which took place last Monday. The JNU students, mainly left-leaning and protesting against fee increases on campus, were targ...

December 15, 2019

The first Arab Spring began in 2011 due to civil unrest and ended in 2013 with either Arab governments quashing the protests with force, money, or both; or because the Arab public saw what happened in Libya, Syria, and Yemen and did not want their own situation to dete...

December 5, 2019

As Goebbels stated: ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It...

November 20, 2019

Prince Andrew is the Queen of England’s second-born son, who is currently trying to defend his relationship with the convicted sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein. By defend, I should correct myself and say he is currently trying to think of any plausible excuse for any questio...

November 20, 2019

Britain is facing its biggest tea-related crisis since the 1773 Boston tea party fiasco. Kenya is Britain’s biggest supplier of tea yet the fertile soils in and around Kericho which allows for this supply of tea is under threat. The problem? A Kenyan governor, Paul Che...

November 8, 2019

In Poland’s most recent election, the ruling right-wing party Law and Justice (PiS) narrowly won a second term in office. The election was very close, with PiS only managing to secure 235 seats in the 460-seat assembly of the lower house, failing to increase their majo...

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