With the current blockage being plastered over the news, it is worth remembering that this is not unprecedented. In fact, the current delays pale in comparison to the 5th June, 1967, when the vital shipping lane was closed for eight years.Read more
Category Archives: Africa
“For the UK in particular the saying that those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones comes to mind.”
The UK’s citizenship offer for Hongkongers gives new energy to an ongoing fight for justice closer to home.Read more
Jeremy Corbyn spoke at an event held in Westminster last night, discussing the ongoing situation in Western Sahara.
The Labour leader was joined by Nobel peace prize nominee and Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar, as well as the director of Independent Diplomat Carne Ross.Read more
Secessionist sentiment in South Africa’s Western Cape is growing, after what the movement’s activists see as an encouraging showing in May’s provincial elections.Read more
A discussion on the impact of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on the Chagos Islands was held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) yesterday.
The ICJ ruled in February that Britain had not completed its decolonisation of Mauritius.Read more
In 1975, Western Sahara was divided between Morocco and Mauritania. The indigenous population – the Sahrawis – were not consulted, and continue to fight for their right to self-determination.Read more