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A Nation’s Outcry: Protests in Guinea

Guinea lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The West African country has sparked controversy in the media following its recent presidential election.  A rundown of what’s going on in Guinea The campaign saw a bid for power between Alpha Condé, who’s been Guinea’s president since December 2010, and his opponent and former president, …

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Political Unrest and a Pandemic: What’s the future for international law firms in Hong Kong?

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A rundown of what’s going on in Hong Kong On 1 July 1997, there was an official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China as Hong Kong was a former British colony. There was an agreement in 1984 to be in place until 2047 between Britain and China to introduce “One country, Two systems.” …

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The ‘hushed’ genocide in Southern Kaduna

The state of Kaduna resides in north-western Nigeria. In the past few years, the southern part of Kaduna has experienced multiple violent attacks in which countless lives have been lost, and communities left scattered by armed Fulani herdsmen. During the period May 2016 – September 2017  there have reportedly been 725 people killed, 130 people …

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What does the law say about face masks?

From the 15th June 2020, it’s now mandatory in England to wear face coverings on public transport such as bus, train, ferries and planes apart from children under 11 years old. The law states that “no person may, without reasonable excuse, use a public transport service without wearing a face covering”. Face coverings don’t necessarily …

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