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Heightened Tensions in the Mediterranean
By admin August 21, 2017

The Mediterranean has long been a major conduit for migrants fleeing insurrection and instability in the hope of a better life in Europe. However, in recent times, the opalescent sea has turned into the world’s deadliest migration route while being a hotbed for human traffickers. The untenable situation in Libya, a country beset by chaos

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Britain proposes to temporarily keep a “remain” policy
By admin August 15, 2017

On August 14, Britain submitted a proposal to the European Union (EU) to maintain the existing customs union for an interim period after Brexit. This is a measure taken to reduce boarder chaos and restore faith in trade investments. The government has put up a case that this policy is necessary considering the diminishing business

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The Queen’s Speech: Brexit Bills Dominate Government Agenda
By admin June 21, 2017

During her speech to open Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II, proposed numerous bills and laws to prepare for the British exit from the European Union (Brexit). As the surprise results from the recent election pushed the British government towards uncertainty, the Queen’s proposals pushed for unity. The Brexit bills outlined by the Queen was toned down

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Panic at the UK
By admin February 28, 2017

The aftermath of Brexit has left a number of European Union (EU) citizens living in the UK in a state of panic. New laws, in regulating certain documents, have largely affected the population with some even having to leave the country in response. The net immigration rises consistently, forcing the Government to put new laws

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Is Africa at Stake?
By admin July 1, 2016

The Brexit has had serious aftereffects on the political economy throughout the world. The S&P’s credit rating of UK was stripped down to two levels from AAA to AA, and at the same time that of the European Union (EU) has fallen from AA+ to AA. Currency rates throughout the world had plunged and the

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Brexit: The Divide Heard Around the World
By admin June 27, 2016

The news of Britain having voted to leave the European Union (EU) has certainly been shocking for the citizens of the region, but this separation will have massive repercussions all around the world. The ripples of this divide would particularly hurt the international development arena due to the change in funding and assistance available. Britain has

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No Place to Call Home: Record Breaking Number of Refugees Announced on World Refugee Day
By admin June 20, 2016

Today marks World Refugee Day amidst a growing and polarizing population of refugees, and the UN report for 2016 says there are now 65.3 million people classified as refugees. This number is a record high for the globe, and it’s the first time the worldwide population of refugees has passed the 60 million mark. What’s

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Denmark to Slash Benefits for Asylum Seekers in Attempt to Deter Refugees
By admin July 4, 2015

The new rightwing government in Denmark has decided to cut benefits by almost half come September for asylum seekers, in order to decrease the number of refugees coming into the country. Denmark received nearly 15,000 asylum seekers in 2014, which was twice the number from the previous year. Most asylum seekers were fleeing the civil

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