Tag Archives: United Kingdom (UK)

Outsourcing asylum seekers: the case of Rwanda and the UK

A group of migrants are guided up the beach after being brought into Kent on a lifeboat. Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images Cristiano d’Orsi, University of Johannesburg UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 4 2022 that Britain would relocate some asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. The plan was condemned by the opposition …

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Russia’s war with Ukraine: Five reasons why many African countries choose to be ‘neutral’

Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images Olayinka Ajala, Leeds Beckett University In early March the United Nation’s General Assembly voted on a resolution demanding Russia immediately stop its military operations in Ukraine. Out of 193 member states, 141 voted in support of the resolution, …

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What countries have nuclear weapons, and where are they?

A U.S. Air Force jet performs a test drop of a B61-12 bomb in December 2021. That bomb can contain a nuclear warhead for use in wartime. Los Alamos National Laboratory Miles A. Pomper, Middlebury and Vasilii Tuganov, Middlebury The Russian invasion of Ukraine has raised fears among the public about the use of nuclear weapons in Europe or against …

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Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

Cavan-Images/Shutterstock Ruth Ogden, Liverpool John Moores University and Patricia Kingori, University of Oxford It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, and since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end? This seems like a simple question, but historical analysis shows that “the end” of …

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Omicron and COVID boosters: everything you need to know

Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia The omicron variant of COVID is now spreading rapidly. Early reports suggest omicron causes less severe disease than other variants but it still poses a risk to the most vulnerable, with patients starting to arrive in hospitals. Omicron also appears to have some ability to get around existing immunity, whether from vaccination or infection. …

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These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance. CORPNET, CC BY-NC-SA Javier Garcia-Bernardo, University of Amsterdam; Eelke Heemskerk, University of Amsterdam; Frank Takes, Leiden University, and Jan Fichtner, University of Amsterdam First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks, …

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