Global Affairs Weekly Stories (Week of August 8, 2022)

Here’s what’s going on in the world for the week of August 8, 2022.

Global News

The World Economic Forum has five stories on the environment including the world’s current energy mix, record heat waves in the UK due to climate change and a study on the world’s freshwater is now past it’s critical limit.

Story Link Here

Why OPEC won’t bring down oil prices.

Story Link Here

Americas

The Cristalino II State Park in Mato Grosso, Brazil will be dissolved after the state government refused to appeal a court decision claiming the park was set up illegally in 2001 without public consultation. This case was brought about by a company linked to Antonio José Rossi Junqueira Vilela, who has been responsible for thousands of hectares of land in the Amazon being deforested and stolen.

Story Link Here

Experts worry that the Ortega regime in Nicaragua is setting an example for other repressive regimes in Latin America.

Story Link Here

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticized the $100 billion profits of oil companies during the first quarter of 2022.

Story Link Here

Africa

According to the World Health Organization, life expectancy between 2000 and 2019 grew by an average of 10 years, while global life expectancy grew by five years.

Story Link Here

Senegal’s government and rebels from the southern Casamance region have signed a peace deal to help end more than 40 years of conflict in the region.

Story Link Here

The Nigerian government will be receiving 72 Benin Bronzes looted during the 19th Century, from The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London.

Story Link Here

Explainer: Kenya’s elections

Story Link Here

Europe

The Ukraine-Russian War at 165 days.

Story Link Here

Victims of Russia’s war in Georgia’s Abkhazia region are still waiting for justice.

Story Link Here

Explainer: Renewed tensions between Kosovo and Serbia.

Story Link Here

The U.S. Senate voted to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden.

Story Link Here

Middle East

Negotiators over the Iran Nuclear Deal are optimistic about the deal’s odds of being passed.

Story Link Here

The protestors in Baghdad are drawing from the support base of Muqtada al-Sadr.

Story Link Here

According to reports, pro-Iranian government hackers launched a cyberattack against Albanian government sites in mid-July to disrupt an Iranian dissident group, Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, during a conference int eh capital Tirana.

Story Link Here

Asia

India and the United States will be holding annual bilateral military drills in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, about 95 kilometers from the Line of Actual Control, the border demarcating India and China.

Story Link Here

The government of the Solomon Islands is exerting more control over the state-owned Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation, a move critics claim is censorship by the government.

Story Link Here

Explainer: Why China is staging drills over a visit by U.S. Senator Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

Story Link Here

The Taliban claims they did not know that a chief of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, was in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Story Link Here

Leave a comment

Filed under Amazon, Climate Change, Cybersecurity, East Asia, India, International Conflict, International Development, News, Russia, South Asia, Water

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s