Politics & Diplomacy

Feb 20, 2019

Taiwan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Urges WHO to Issue Invitation to Annual Assembly

The Taiwanese government has been pushing for an invitation this year to the World Health Assembly, after two years of exclusion. In 2017, after seven years of participation as an observer under the name Chinese Taipei, China persuaded the World Health Organization (WHO) not to invite Taiwan anymore. Taiwan sent delegations to Geneva every year since to protest against its exclusion. The ministry of...

Feb 20, 2019

Taiwan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Urges WHO...

The Taiwanese government has been pushing for an invitation this year to the World Health Assembly, after two years of exclusion. In 2017, after seven years of participation as an observer under the name...

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Feb 15, 2019

Ogaden: ONLF Signs Agreement for Mutual Cooperation...

On Friday, 8 February, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) signed an agreement with Somali authorities to affirm commitment in face of the fact that extreme poverty and human rights abuses remain...

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Feb 12, 2019

Catalonia: Spain Insists Trial is “Not Political”...

The Spanish ambassador to the UK accused the Catalan regional government of “a massive campaign of disinformation.” The statement falls in line with the general Spanish government’s effort...

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Feb 12, 2019

East Turkestan: Families of Detainees Call for...

On 10 February, Chinese authorities released a video supposedly proving the well-being of the Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit. Whilst the release of the video of Mr Heyit’s confession was released...

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Feb 08, 2019

Taiwan: Authoritarian Chinese Communist Party...

On January 30, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman criticized the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party government for placing “unreasonable restrictions” on the right to vote and...

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Feb 07, 2019

Taiwan: Beijing Stages Propaganda Video on Occasion...

On Sunday 3 February, the People’s Liberation Army of Mainland China posted a video online showcasing their air force against the backdrop of famous landmarks of Taiwan. The video conveyed the idea...

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Feb 07, 2019

Haratin: Biram Dah Abeid Awarded an Honorary Doctorate...

On Monday 4 February, Biram Dah Abeid was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) for his lead in the anti-slavery campaign in Mauritania. Biram is an anti-slavery...

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Feb 05, 2019

District of Columbia: First Woman to be Re-Elected...

With an agenda that focusses on the inclusivity of residents as well as security and education, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the first woman to ever be re-elected in the capital, further advocates for Washington,...

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