Foreign travelers targeted amid surge in militant attacks in Burkina Faso

By |2019-02-13T15:49:23+02:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

In mid-January 2019 a Canadian citizen was murdered by suspected militants after being kidnapped during a raid on a mine in eastern Burkina Faso. Days later the prime minister of the country stepped down along with his entire cabinet. While no reason for the move was specified the government has faced direct calls for resignations [...]

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January in Review

By |2019-01-31T14:36:46+02:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of January:   Deadly terror attack rocks upscale hotel in Nairobi The Kenyan capital became a site of yet another major terror attack when suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided the luxurious dusitD2 Hotel complex in the Westlands district. [...]

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Bread protests threaten 30-year rule of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir

By |2019-01-20T14:01:26+02:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, one of Africa’s longest-ruling head of state, appeared to be under threat since late 2018 amid largest street protests seen in years. While the triggering point of the protests was caused by removal of bread subsidies, the latest bout of events is also the culmination of anger among the Sudanese people [...]

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Preview 2019: Highlights of global events and trends for the new year

By |2019-01-13T15:38:11+02:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

As we usher in the brand-new year of 2019, GWS looks at some of the major events that will be taking place across the globe. Political-wise, several major developing economies such as India and Indonesia will head to the polls and their results are likely to have impacts transcending across borders. While the threat from [...]

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Year-end special: 25 events that shaped the world in 2018

By |2018-12-30T14:35:45+02:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

With 2018 coming to an end, GWS looks back at the year and counts down to some of the major events that took place on each continent, and how they have impacted not only individual countries and but also the world. Some of the events such as the handshake between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un [...]

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“Yellow Vests” protests highlight deep division between urban and rural France

By |2018-12-14T15:21:27+02:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The picturesque streets around Paris’ Arc de Triomphe turned into a battlefield between police and supporters of the so-called “Yellow Vests” movement, following a decision to raise fuel prices by French President Emmanuel Macron in November. While Macron might have barely made it through the rolling strikes over union reforms earlier this year, his luck [...]

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November in Review

By |2018-12-11T15:56:34+02:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of November:   Trump loses control of House following mid-term elections Donald Trump faced the first major test of his presidency in early November as the mid-term elections got underway in the United States. Amid a brutal [...]

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Ongoing conflicts hamper fight against worst Ebola outbreak in D.R. Congo’s history

By |2018-11-21T14:11:57+02:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) has been hit by a fresh Ebola outbreak since August 2018. Being the third such incident in less than two years, the latest outbreak centered in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu where the number of deaths associated with the disease has risen steadily to at least [...]

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Brazilian Presidential Elections: First impressions on security

By |2018-11-02T14:18:35+02:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Brazil just went through the second round of its latest presidential elections on Sunday, 28 October. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate from the small and conservative Social Liberal Party (PSL), came out as the winner with 55,13% of the overall votes against Fernando Haddad, former São Paulo mayor and education minister from the Worker’s Party (PT), who [...]

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October in Review

By |2018-12-07T09:57:44+02:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of October:   US-Saudi Arabia ties tested amid murder of prominent journalist The murder of prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul put a spotlight on the kingdom’s close relationship with the United States [...]

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