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Rwanda and Uganda address fallout Analyses & Assessments

Rwanda and Uganda address fallout

Rwandan Foreign minister Oliver Nduhungirehe explained the ongoing border standoff between his country and Uganda. In two tweets posted on his official account, Nduhungirehe clarified that Rwanda’s…

UNSC in a gridlock over Venezuela Analyses & Assessments

UNSC in a gridlock over Venezuela

Russia and China vetoed a US resolution on Venezuela at the United Nations Security Council, expressing concerns over external interference in affairs of a sovereign state. A Russian draft also…

Netanyahu to be indicted? Analyses & Assessments

Netanyahu to be indicted?

Israel’s attorney general recommended Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust in connection with three corruption cases,…

Measles cases soar worldwide Analyses & Assessments

Measles cases soar worldwide

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the UN children's agency reported, including one of the world's richest nations, France. Measles is…

Boeing lands multibillion deal from BA Analyses & Assessments

Boeing lands multibillion deal from BA

British Airways (BA) announced a multibillion-dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380…

Rise in Terrorism in Africa Analyses & Assessments

Rise in Terrorism in Africa

Hundreds of United States commandos and other forces are leaving West Africa — despite an onslaught of attacks from an increasingly deadly matrix of Islamist fighters. Terrorism is, in the broadest…

IMF to extend Sri Lankan loan facility Analyses & Assessments

IMF to extend Sri Lankan loan facility

International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend Sri Lanka’s $1.5 billion loan program by an additional year. Sri Lanka’s debt soared as it was developing its infrastructure to the point of near…

Trade war hurdle passed Analyses & Assessments

Trade war hurdle passed

A key hurdle in the trade negotiations between the US and China has been passed. Top Trump negotiators have said that they have agreed on a trade enforcement process between the two countries. The…

Jared Kushner meets Erdogan Analyses & Assessments

Jared Kushner meets Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during the American official’s regional tour to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian…

One Web in midst of new space race Analyses & Assessments

One Web in midst of new space race

A rocket provided by Arianespace SA lifted off and thrust six satellites made by OneWeb Systems Inc. into orbit. The launch took place at Kourou, on the coast of French Guiana on Wednesday, February…

 Ebola center in flames in DRC Analyses & Assessments

Ebola center in flames in DRC

An armed attack on February 27, 2019 led to setting fires in an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The armed assailants became embroiled…

India & Pakistan need to de-escalate Analyses & Assessments

India & Pakistan need to de-escalate

Tensions between India and Pakistan have continued to escalate since the Pulwama suicide bombing by a Kashmiri youth in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 42 CRPF soldiers on February 14. India and…

 US-North Korea relations moving ahead Analyses & Assessments

US-North Korea relations moving ahead

President Trump arrived in Vietnam on February 26 to discuss denuclearization with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, capping off months of threats and weapons tests, recriminations and…

Flying car - a reality? Analyses & Assessments

Flying car - a reality?

The Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof of Malaysia is set to unveil the prototype of its first flying car prototype to the public this year. The minister added that local…

Sudan’s Bashir tries to end prolonged protests Analyses & Assessments

Sudan’s Bashir tries to end prolonged protests

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s President, on February 25th unveiled new measures to end a 10 week-long protest. He also made changes to the country’s foreign currency policies. Protests began in Sudan on 19…

El Sharara remains closed Analyses & Assessments

El Sharara remains closed

Libyans remain divided on when to restart the El Sharara oilfield, the country’s biggest, after closure due to the presence of militants. The El Sharara oil field is located in Murzuq Desert. It was…

Future of Banking in India Analyses & Assessments

Future of Banking in India

Synergia Foundation hosted its 50th roundtable conference on Monday, February 25, 2019, on the topic of the Future of Banking. The conference was led by the keynote speaker Dr. Charan Singh who is…

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil Analyses & Assessments

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil

Tankers loaded with 8.36 million barrels of crude are reportedly floating off the Venezuelan coast as the sanctions-hit country struggles to find buyers for its oil. The Bolivarian Republic of…

Medicare for all Analyses & Assessments

Medicare for all

The Democrats in the US House of representatives have recently revealed their most ambitious government-run health care program, i.e., the Medicare health insurance program. The U.S. does not have a…

Labour will back a second referendum Analyses & Assessments

Labour will back a second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum to stop what he called “a damaging Tory Brexit.” The Labour…