November in Review

By |2018-12-11T15:56:34+01:00December 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+01:00November 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+01:00November 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+01:00October 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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Tsunami in Sulawesi underscores weaknesses of disaster warning mechanism

By |2018-10-10T18:29:11+01:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

In late September, the Indonesian province of Sulawesi was hit by a strong earthquake, followed by a tsunami that devastated coastal cities in the region. The death toll reached 1,200 in matter of days and many infrastructures especially in the town of Palu were either destroyed or badly damaged. Scenes of despair were beamed across [...]

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September in Review

By |2018-09-29T13:49:51+01:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of September:   South Korea’s Moon Jae-in reaches out to North’s Kim Jong-un as denuclearization talks stalled A hug from the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the South’s counterpart Moon Jae-in marked the beginning of the [...]

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Anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise in Germany amid unrest in Chemnitz

By |2018-09-06T15:56:18+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The little-known city of Chemnitz became the focal point of pro- and anti-immigrant movements in late August, following the fatal stabbing of a German national by foreigners in a brawl. Violent protests soon erupted with anti-immigration proponents taking to the streets of the city and eventually overwhelming the local police force. For the days that [...]

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August in Review

By |2018-08-31T11:42:48+01:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of August:   Outcry in Zimbabwe amidst controversial election results Unrest broke out in Zimbabwe following a controversial election results that gave a victory to incumbent, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The violence occurred as security forces launched a [...]

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Europe swelters amidst unusually hot summer

By |2018-08-09T14:23:22+01:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The Northern Hemisphere witnessed one of its hottest summer in years amid unusually high temperatures, from Tokyo to London. While summer has often been regarded as a relief from the chilly weather throughout much of the year in Europe, the record-breaking heatwaves this year have instead became a cause of public health concerns and has [...]

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July in Review

By |2018-08-03T13:21:28+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of July:   Leftist wins Mexico’s presidential election amid promise of ambitious transformation Mexico voted in a new leftist government on 1 July in an election that was dominated by issues such as corruption, organised crime and [...]

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