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Irene Madanhi

The Nationality and Borders Bill 2021 – Where is the Tory government’s Moral Compass?

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Once again, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is trying to impose another stringent policy which in my opinion is a recipe for disaster. The Nationality and Borders Bill mainly addresses asylum issues, but the new provisions are likely to lead to a lot of uncertainty and litigation for refugees. It has been reported by various …

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The Pressure to get Fully Vaccinated to Enter Crowded Venues

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On Tuesday 20th July 2021 it was declared by the government that people will be required to prove they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, for them to enter nightclubs and other crowded venues from September. Nadhim Zahawi said a negative coronavirus test would soon “no longer be sufficient” proof that a person was Covid-safe. Although …

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Class and Racism

The UK’s class system has been under a lot of scrutiny for decades if not centuries. What positive implications have emerged from this continuous examination? Personally, I believe that very little change has occurred. The dishonour individuals face when recognised as a member of the working class, in comparison to someone from the upper-class is …

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Snapshot: Investigating Detrimental Oil Spillage in Mauritius

Mauritius is famous for being a beautiful tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. However, this perception was somewhat tainted ever when a Japanese ship struck a reef on July 25 2020, which then leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil in the pristine waters. On the 15th August the ship split apart causing …

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The Dangerous Acceleration of the Climate Crisis

The race to save the planet from self-decay because of the never-ending climate crisis is more important now than ever before. The climate crisis is known to be so broad because it encompasses a range of environmental global issues that desperately need our attention. Air Pollution and Poor Governance A recent report published by Scientific …

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Restricted Access: Are Refugees Migrating The Real Issue Or Is It You?

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What is a refugee? Article 1 of the 1951 UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Refugee Convention defines a refugee as “a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.” This definition further emphasises how a refugee flees their country due to the fear …

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The Link Between Child Health and Education

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More children around the world – including in the UK – are becoming malnourished because they don’t have access to basic human necessities such as food. This affects their education because children who are hungry cannot concentrate, thus, they cannot learn. In 2017, the UN estimated that approximately 600 million children around the world are …

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Snapshot: The Beirut explosion – the aftermath for Lebanon

Disaster struck in Lebanon, specifically Beirut, on 4th August 2020. An unexpected, yet lethal, explosion occurred in Beirut, killing at least 200 people and injuring 5000 others. Reports also stated that the enormous explosion also led to over 300,000 people homeless. The explosion sent a mushroom cloud into the air and a blast-wave radiating through …

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Snapshot Update: Botswana’s perishing Elephants

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It’s a major mystery as to how and why so many elephants have been found dead in Botswana over the past few months. More than 350 elephants have died and it was reported that by mid-June, the deaths became more explicit due to elephant carcasses clustered around waterholes. Many scientists and other animal experts presume …

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