Media Coverage

3/11/2021

References to Portugal’s epic, seafaring past litter this city. But until now, there has never been a single explicit reference, memorial, or monument in Portugal’s public space to its pioneering role in the transatlantic slave trade, nor any acknowledgment of the millions of lives that were stolen between the 15th and 19th centuries.

3/11/2021

Titled the Victims Register, the ongoing initiative seeks to rally public opinion by bringing out stories of loss and suffering; the goal is to build pressure on both the government as well as the Maoists to put down their arms in an effort to restore peace in the region and have the victims’ problems resolved.

The Victims Register is modeled after similar initiatives in Colombia that preceded a watershed truce signed between its government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2016.

3/11/2021

Ethiopia’s government on Thursday faced mounting pressure to withdraw troops from the northern region of Tigray amid growing reports of war crimes in an embattled area that now faces a humanitarian crisis.

Accounts of atrocities by Ethiopian and allied forces against residents of Tigray have been detailed in reports by The Associated Press and by Amnesty International. Ethiopia’s federal government and regional officials in Tigray both maintain that each other’s governments are illegitimate after the pandemic disrupted elections.

3/11/2021

Senegalese President Macky Sall has declared a day of national mourning in memory of those killed in recent unrest sparked by the arrest of an opposition politician accused of rape.

At least five people were killed in recent clashes between opposition supporters and security forces sparked by the March 3 arrest of Ousmane Sonko, a government critic popular with the country’s youth. The violence, which the opposition says claimed 11 lives, came as a shock in a country often seen as a haven of stability in an otherwise volatile region.

3/9/2021

The Australian state of Victoria has announced an inquiry into the impact of colonization on Aboriginal people—the first probe of its kind nationally.

Aboriginal Australians were dispossessed of their land after British settlement in 1788 and have since endured systemic injustices. Unlike some other Commonwealth nations, Australia has never formally examined the full impact of past policies.

3/9/2021

Hundreds of Syrian children say they cannot imagine leading a life in their war-torn country, with many citing discrimination and poverty as main factors, a new report says. The 40-page study, released on Tuesday by Save the Children, comes as Syria marks 10 years since the beginning of its bloody war, now widely seen as a proxy conflict.

3/9/2021

Driven by demographic shifts and accelerated by Brexit, Irish unity is no longer confined to just wishful nationalists, but now recognized as a serious and pressing issue for governments in Belfast, Dublin, and London.

3/9/2021

Women across Mexico took to the streets on Monday to protest the crisis of violence they face on a daily basis, fueled by what they say is an out-of-touch government, and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s support for a politician accused of rape.

3/9/2021

Deadly protests have erupted over the past week in the West African nation of Senegal, long considered a bastion of democracy and a regional leader on diplomacy issues. Anti-government protesters have set supermarkets ablaze and lobbed rocks at riot police in a rare display of violence on the streets of the capital, Dakar.

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3/9/2021

An official from deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) died in custody after he was arrested early on Tuesday, a former parliamentarian said, the second party figure to die in detention in two days as protesters challenged last month’s military coup in the streets.

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