03 Jan 2022

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns after mass protests

Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan’s Prime Minister, resigned after weeks of mass protests that rocked the capital city of Khartoum. Thousands of angry citizens marched against a recent deal forged between the military, who staged a coup in October, and the current government. The deal allowed the two entities to share power.

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03 Jan 2022

Large fire tears through South Africa’s parliament, collapsing roof and gutting entire floors

On Sunday, South Africa’s parliament building went up in flames, causing the roof of one building to collapse. The chamber of the National Assembly was severely affected by the blaze, as images from the scene showed flames shooting out of the top of the building. The fire broke out on

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14 Dec 2021

Virginia legislative agencies and commissions hit with ransomware attack

A ransomware attack has hit agencies and commissions within the Virginia legislature, according to a spokesperson for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. The attack currently affects Virginia’s Division of Legislative Automated Systems and the General Assembly’s IT agency. The governor has not clarified some details regarding the attack, including what kind

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30 Nov 2021

Lebanese protesters block roads over economic meltdown

In Lebanon, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the country’s rampant economic struggles just days after the Lebanese pound sank to record lows. Lebanon’s economic crisis began in 2019 and has propelled more than three-quarters of the population below the poverty line. In just a few years, the local currency’s

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11 Nov 2021

American journalist Danny Fenster could face life in prison in Myanmar

An American journalist named Danny Fenster could face life in prison in Myanmar after being charged with criminal offenses that carry a hefty maximum sentence. Fenster is a 37-year-old from Michigan and has been detained in Myanmar for over five months. Fenster has been denied bail and is currently being

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01 Nov 2021

Left Behind After U.S. Withdrawal, Some Former Afghan Spies and Soldiers Turn to Islamic State

According to Taliban leaders, former Afghan republic security officials, and those close to the individuals, some former members of Afghanistan’s US-trained intelligence service and elite military units have enlisted in the Islamic State. After being abandoned in the country and hunted by the Taliban, they have joined the only force

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19 Oct 2021

Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

On Saturday, thousands of protestors gathered in Khartoum, Sudan, to protest the current political crisis. The country is currently suffering from the biggest display of political instability in its two-year transition. The demonstrators called for the military to seize power. Since the topping of President Omar al-Bashir’s administration in 2019,

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14 Oct 2021

Taliban Allow Teenage Afghan Girls Back in Some Provincial Schools—but Not in Kabul

The Taliban has allowed middle and high school girls to resume studies across several provinces in northern Afghanistan. The move may be an indication of how the Islamist group’s policies on key issues such as education for girls and women are being influenced by the international community and cultural differences

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29 Sep 2021

Tunisia’s president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world

Two months after he dismantled the previous government and seized executive powers, Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Najla Bouden Romdhan as the first female prime minister in the history of Tunisia and the Arab world. This marks the first occasion in which a woman has led a government, stated

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27 Sep 2021

Eftpos granted government accreditation as first private ID exchange operator

Eftpos has become the first Australian non-government entity accredited to operate a digital identity exchange under the federal government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework. Eftpos can now facilitate online transactions requiring a digital identity from Australians through its connectID program.  Eftpos sent the tool live in June as a subsidiary of

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