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Climate inaction looms over Afghanistan under the Taliban

Climate inaction looms over Afghanistan under the Taliban

The Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan has put the nation’s climate plans on hold. Threatened by food insecurity and major droughts, the region may struggle to bounce back. The US withdrawal from Afghanistan wasn’t just a threat to citizens on a humanitarian and human rights front, it has also jeopardised prior plans to address the region’s worsening climate. Before the Taliban’s unanointed takeover, Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency had planned a...

By London, UK
El Salvador citizens up in arms as Bitcoin becomes legal tender

El Salvador citizens up in arms as Bitcoin becomes legal tender

All businesses with the capacity to accept crypto payments must legally do so in El Salvador. But why exactly are citizens up in arms over the changes imposed by President Nayib Bukele? Once a novel business endeavour among young US traders, crypto currency is continuously spreading – much like a virus, if you ask the citizens of El Salvador. On Wednesday (15/09), thousands of Salvadorans took to the streets to protest...

By London, UK
Opinion – Raducanu’s victory carries a message that stretches beyond tennis

Opinion – Raducanu’s victory carries a message that stretches beyond tennis

While we should share in the collective joy of Raducanu’s extraordinary triumph, it’s also worth reflecting on why immigrants in the UK must be successful in order to be valued. On Saturday, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu became Britain’s first female singles Grand Slam champion in 44 years, as well as the youngest since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004. Sending much of the UK into an extended state of delirium, her magnificent...

By London, UK
The fight to raise awareness for female first responders in 9/11

The fight to raise awareness for female first responders in 9/11

One of the first women firefighters, Brenda Berkman, has led over a decade-long fight to highlight the role of women as first responders during 9/11. 20 years on, the attack on the Twin Towers still dominates the public memory of the world - but Brenda Berkman is fighting to show that we are remembering wrong. Berkman was off duty when the first tower was hit on September 11th 2001, but raced...

By Oxford, UK