100 Years Since the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

#explained Today commemorates 100 years since the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, more commonly known as the Amritsar Massacre. It is one of the worst atrocities under British colonial rule, which Britain has yet to apologies for. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on the 13th of April 1919 when troops of the Bri

Pakistan and India: The Kashmir Border

#explained India and Pakistan have been feuding since they separated. They have had various levels of remission in their relationship, but a dispute that is always reoccurring is the Kashmir Border Dispute. It’s a fight that both countries have not been able to put to rest, and last month another violent quarrel began. As previously stated, the Kashmir fight between India and Pakistan is an old fight. It dates back to the partition of British India in 1947 and the creation of

Bite the Bullet: Brexit’s economics explained.

Norway Plus? Or No Deal? Read below for an overview of the key economic issues facing Brexit talks. #explained On Tuesday the 4th of December, MPs launched into 5 days filled with debate on the “meaningful vote” also known as the Withdrawal Agreement which will define the terms the UK will leave the EU on and their future relationship. The ‘proposed Brexit deal’ follows on from the Withdrawal Agreement passed in Parliament in June 2018. The ‘proposed Brexit Deal’ will then b

This Year's G20 Summit Explained

Man-shakes, climate change, and trade – all exciting outcomes of this year’s G20 summit. #explained What does G20 mean? The Group of 20 (G20) is an international forum and event, bringing together the world’s 20 principal industrialised and emerging economies. This group forms together a critical mass, accounting for 85% of world GDP and 66% of the population. As a result, this summit holds an important place on the world stage for diplomacy. This article will cover the main

Nadia Murad and her Noble Peace Prize

#explained As we draw to the final months of 2018, I elected to write about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Whilst both Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege received the award, I opted to write solely about Nadia Murad’s story and achievements. 📷 Nadia Murad was born in the village of Kojo, Iraq. Her family, of the Yazidi ethno-religious minority, were farmers. In 2014, at the age of 19, when Murad was still a student, Islamic State fighters ambushed the Yazidi community in h