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Comoros moves forward with geothermal energy project

Comoros moves forward with geothermal energy project

The Union of the Comoros is moving forward with plans to construct a geothermal plant to supply energy to the country. The initiative envisions tapping into a geothermal…

Flooding and Economic Downturn Heighten Political Tensions in Zimbabwe

Poor economic conditions in Zimbabwe, paired with longtime leader Robert Mugabe’s lavish personal spending, have increased tensions in the country and raised questions about a possible regime change…

South Africa and Nigeria announce “Early Warning System” in Wake of Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa and Nigeria announce “Early Warning System” in Wake of Xenophobic Attacks

A South African group calling themselves the Mamelodi Concerned Residents helped organize a rally in Pretoria against foreign nationals on February 24. During the rally, citizens looted the…

Kenya’s Striking Doctors Sign Deal, Return to Work amid Mounting Death Tolls

Kenya’s Striking Doctors Sign Deal, Return to Work amid Mounting Death Tolls

Public sector doctors in Kenya ended their 100-day strike after defying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order on March 7 demanding that they resume work. On March 14, leaders of…

Somalia Suffers from Deadly Famine, Putting 6 Million at Risk

Somalia Suffers from Deadly Famine, Putting 6 Million at Risk

Somalia declared a national crisis on February 28 as an estimated six million Somalis, nearly half of the population, are now considered food insecure and are at risk…

Ireland predicts No change in Local Politics after Election

Ireland predicts No change in Local Politics after Election

Despite the loss that pro-British Unionists experienced in the  March 2 elections, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will remain the biggest political party in Northern Ireland. According to…

EU Court Permits Ban on Political and Religious Symbols

EU Court Permits Ban on Political and Religious Symbols

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on March 16 that employers have the right to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols in the workplace. The decision…

Dutch Elections Block the Rise of Far-Right Leaders in Europe

Dutch Elections Block the Rise of Far-Right Leaders in Europe

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) were re-elected in the highly-anticipated Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday, March 15. According to…

Iceland Curtails Capital Controls From 2008

Iceland Curtails Capital Controls From 2008

The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs revealed on March 14 that the government curtailed all capital controls on individuals, businesses, and pension funds. The controls were…

Cold US-German Relations Unlikely to Thaw with Blizzard

Cold US-German Relations Unlikely to Thaw with Blizzard

Despite high expectations on both sides for Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump’s first meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, the meeting was postponed…