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What is the EU Relocation Scheme and why does it exist?

According to the Dublin Regulation (which first came into force in 1997 and was altered in 2003 and 2013), asylum seekers have to go through the …

Migration

Overfishing causing food insecurity in Senegal, and it's all about China

China’s overfishing is having drastic impacts on the socioeconomic development of Senegal, as well as the marine ecosystem. Senegalese people rely …

Oceans

It's time that the concept of militarisation is held up to scrutiny

Campaigning for disarmament so far has focused on nuclear weapons, with President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s recent public threats of war reigniting the …

War

Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean

Today, the United States of America recognises <b>Columbus Day</b>. A day which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas.<p>On August 3, 1492, …

Trinidad and Tobago

One Love- Bob Marley

<b>One Love</b> is a reggae song by <b>Bob Marley & The Wailers</b> from their 1977 album <b>Exodus</b>. It was first recorded in a “ska style” by Marley’s original group,</i> …

Curtis Mayfield

Deaths in the uncontacted frontier

On September 8th, 2017, the Brazilian government confirmed the killing of <b>indigenous people</b>, members of an uncontacted tribe in the <b>Amazon</b>. Tribe …

Brazil

The diseases of the future

“The warming of the planet will be gradual but the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as intense storms, heat waves, droughts and …

Climate Change

As Long as the Grass Shall Grow – Johnny Cash

<b>As Long as the Grass Shall Grow</b> is a song by Johnny Cash, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music …

Johnny Cash

Does the international community have a responsibility to protect?

<b>Forgotten Conflicts</b><p>Not once or twice, individual states and the international community as a whole has failed to react against serious violations of …

Rights & Freedoms

No Man's Land - Danis Tanović

“No Man’s Land” (in Bosnian: <i>Ničija zemlja</i> ) is filmmaker Danis Tanović’s much acclaimed first feature film, for which he also wrote the screenplay …

Creative Commons

The miscarriage of justice in El Salvador's abortion law

El Salvador, along with Chile, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Suriname, Andorra and Malta are the only countries in the world that maintain an absolute …

Rights & Freedoms

Fighting is a way of life

Tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where loyalty to tribe trumps loyalty to country, and an attack on one is viewed as an attack on all, is …

Oil

Yazidi Road to Peace: Territory, Politics, Accountability

Thousands of <b>Yazidi</b> people continue to be impacted since 2014 when the Islamic State invaded their villages in the Sinjar region of Northern Iraq. The …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Forgotten or ignored: the conflict in the Nuba Mountains

Mohamed Adam stared at the burnt rubble in front of him, oblivious to the heat of the noonday sun as he surveyed all his hard work, his home and food …

Africa

Western Sahara, the never-ending colony

The Western Sahara Conflict is more than a forgotten crisis, it is a thorny geopolitical issue which lasts for 40 years. Despite the involvement of …

Africa

A witch-hunt in Cameroon

In 2015, François Delattre, President of the Security Council of the United Nations, qualified Boko Haram as a threat to international peace and …

Rights & Freedoms

An unending cycle of violence between Turkey and the PKK

The conflict between the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish ethnic group in Turkey entered its third phase during the siege of Kobane in 2014. The …

Turkey

Blue Grenada: Caribbean's New Frontier

The Ocean Conference: Our Oceans Our Future<p>At the opening ceremony for the Ocean Conference, held from June 5th to 9th 2017, the UN Secretary General …

Sustainability

Sierra Leone's challenging recovery

<b>The conflict</b><p>Sierra Leone’s civil war was a long and brutal affair. In addition to rebels and military combatants, over 50,000 civilians died between …

Disease

The intellectuals of Yemen

Art, culture, and civil society are aspects playing a part in the Yemeni conflict that is being overlooked in mainstream media.<p>Just in June of this …

"We are slaves on our own land"

Every oil palm plantation stretches over a <b>‘forest graveyard</b>’. Of those ‘gravediggers’; Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have the lead in palm oil …

The refugee crisis you don't know about

In the last couple of years, the world’s attention has focused on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, with far reaching political …

Searching for the new black gold

<b>Moatize, Mozambique</b>– Earlier this summer, Hussene Antonio used to walk his herd from a small Mozambican village to some graze-friendly grassland. …

Chronicles of a bad idea overseas

When a far-right European group named Defend Europe announced its crowdfunding campaign to take a ship and disrupt rescue missions of migrant boats, …

Tom Lehrer- Pollution

Seldom do the circumstances require and endorse the use of the adverb “seldom”, furthermore repeatedly, and even more seldom do the circumstances …

Hispaniola: A People Divided

Some say we live in a borderless world, but based on the stringent anti-immigration policies doled out by the Dominican Republic against its …

The making of a creative debate in Tunisia

Tunisia has recently shown promising achievements, such as the new law against gender-based violence that was passed at the end of July 2017, making …

Can renewables stop heatwaves in the Middle East?

Temperatures in Arab countries are establishing <b>new records</b> each summer. The heat waves that are occurring in Kuwait, Iraq and Morocco have …

How many LGBT murders can Brazil ignore?

<i>A woman is sitting on the road, in broad daylight – there is blood on her face, which she wipes with her hand. Several men surround her, armed with</i> …

Migrant crisis: time for Europe to change tactics

Europe’s migrant crisis was defined the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. The number of …