12 Jan 2021

‘Unprecedented’ violence as Uganda gears up for elections

Security forces are under criticism for the widespread violence before the presidential election on Thursday. Main challenger Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home and beat two security guards just two days before the election. Police spokesman for Kampala denied the home raid. Wine is a popular singer and politician,

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27 Oct 2020

Protesters clash with police in northern Italy as anger mounts over Covid-19 restrictions

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Italians are unsatisfied with the new lockdown restrictions imposed across the country as cases begin to rise for the second time. On Monday night, protests became violent as demonstrators clashed with the police throughout northern Italy. In Turin, dozens were wounded as protestors created fires in

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21 Oct 2020

Eyewitnesses say Nigerian forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos

On Tuesday, anti-police brutality protests in Lagos turned violent after a state-wide curfew was imposed and soldiers opened fire on groups of multiple demonstrators. The protests have been occurring daily across the country for over two weeks due to claims of kidnapping, harassment, and extortion. The claims are against a

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08 Oct 2020

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of shelling Shusha cathedral

Yesterday, Armenia accused Azerbaijan of shelling a historic cathedral called the Holy Savior paraded as one of the country’s landmarks as fighting continues to devastate the region. Photo evidence shows damage to the interior and exterior of the cathedral, which is located in Nagorno-Karabakh. Since the fighting began in late

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24 Sep 2020

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia’s conflict

Recent attacks on a small gathering in Columbia signifies renewed conflict and a rising tide of violence as the country struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic economically and politically. Over the weekend, two massacres on Columbian citizens occurred, one involving six casualties, and one in Narino killing four. According

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10 Aug 2020

A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

A new artificial intelligence system created in the UK that is designed to predict gun and knife violence contains serious flaws that render the technology unusable, according to researchers. The local police have admitted that the device’s error rate lead to large drops in accuracy among officers, and the system

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04 Jun 2020

Libya conflict: GNA ‘regains full control of Tripoli’ from Gen Haftar

Recently, Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has established full control of Tripoli after recapturing the capital city’s airport, declaring jurisdiction over the area. General Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been besieging the city for over a year, since April of 2019. However, increased military support from Turkey was a deciding

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29 May 2020

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

A recent report released by Amnesty International alleges that Ethiopia’s security forces have partaken in extrajudicial killings and mass detentions despite the country’s prime minister received the Nobel Peace Prize. The report was published on Friday and claims that security forces killed at least 25 people in East Guji and

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13 May 2020

Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Israel despite virus concerns to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The visit came amid violent clashes after Israeli troops shot and killed a rioting Palestinian teen in occupied territory. Israeli

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16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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