I have been working on several projects lately and have been very busy these past few weeks. I am publishing at a slower rate during the summer but plan to publish weekly again soon.
Here’s what’s going on in the world for the week of July 3, 2022.
Fighting climate change will require tackling energy imbalances globally, according to a new study.
The world’s fisheries are one of the major subjects for the five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
The BRICS nations are holding their summit virtually.
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Activists in Latin America are continuing the fight for bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.
The June 6th hearings recently interviewed Cassidy Hutchinson, and here are five takeaways from that interview.
El Salvador is facing extreme water stress with more than 60% of available water resources polluted and more than 600,000 people going without sanitation or access to drinking water.
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In West Africa, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have lifted sanctions on Mali after the military government offered a proposed 24-month timetable for bringing back democratic elections.
Germany and Nigeria have signed an accord for the return of the Benin Bronzes, artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin dating between the 16th and 18th Centuries.
Ghana will be seeking financial assistance from the IMF.
Explainer: The NATO Summit yielded a new framework and areas of focus including re-orientating towards countering Moscow’s activities in Europe and the recognition of Beijing as a security challenge.
Sanctions for Moscow have been pledged at the end of the G-7 summit.
France and Australia working to mend ties after the scuttling of submarine deal.
Russian land occupation in Georgia as seen on the border.
Iran is willing to continue negotiating on a nuclear deal.
Tunisia’s president has proposed a draft constitution that would considerably concentrate power in the hands of the executive branch, much to the anger of many on the Tunisian government and civil society.
Southern Idlib, Syria has been stripped of resources and civilian goods by the government.
Protests in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan have left several dead and an unknown number possibly injured as locals take to the streets over draft amendments that would tighten the connection between the government and the autonomous region.
How disinformation helped Ferdinand Marcos Jr. win the Presidency in the Philippines.
Japan is having the worst heatwave since 1875.
G-7 promise to raise $600 billion dollars over the next five years to provide nations with an alternative to financial investment from Beijing. The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will serve as an alternative to the Belt and Road Initiative for nations seeking development funding.