Splitting Nicaragua: The People Fighting To Keep Their Country Together

The proposed Nicaragua Canal could be one of the largest engineering projects in history and promises to bring thousands of jobs to the impoverished country. But the government’s secretive deal with a Chinese-led firm has some Nicaraguans raising the alarm about displacement and environmental destruction in the canal’s path. Continue reading Splitting Nicaragua: The People Fighting To Keep Their Country Together

‘The Watcher: CPC Foreign Policy’

Why is China now enlarging its diplomatic mission from narrowly protecting China’s interests to broadly engaging the world, from big powers to developing countries? What are the basic principles of Xi’s grand vision? The key components? The practical innovations? Why such breaks with the past? Moreover, how does China’s new foreign policy relate to China’s domestic development and to world conditions? Continue reading ‘The Watcher: CPC Foreign Policy’

‘Syria’s war: Rebels groups sign fragile ceasefire covering Eastern Ghouta’

Rebel groups in Syria have signed a ceasefire covering Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. The deal is fragile and the rebels are worried it will be exploited by the government to start a major push to recapture the strategic area. Continue reading ‘Syria’s war: Rebels groups sign fragile ceasefire covering Eastern Ghouta’

‘President Xi Jinping reveals plans for China’s economy at Communist Party Congress’

Chinese President Xi Jinping set out his plan for China’s economic future at the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The event takes place every five years so it is a rare opportunity for the government to showcase its progress. With high levels of debt and slowing growth, there are concerns that China may not be as strong as it appears. Adefemi Akinsanya has more … Continue reading ‘President Xi Jinping reveals plans for China’s economy at Communist Party Congress’

‘Neo-Nazi quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage and comes out as gay’

A white supremacist and National Front organiser active as recently as the start of this year says today he is publicly renouncing 40 years of hate. Speaking on Channel 4 News he comes out as gay for the first time – and admits to a violent past. Continue reading ‘Neo-Nazi quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage and comes out as gay’

‘This company is turning pollution into ink’

Delhi’s air quality once again is on the verge of turning ‘very poor’, raising health concerns among millions of people living in the national capital. The city clocking an Air Quality Index (AQI) above 300, which is “very poor”. Levels of particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – have shot up drastically. The air quality is likely to deteriorate further in the coming years. But … Continue reading ‘This company is turning pollution into ink’