Aislinn Wright

Global, Global Investigates

Global Investigates: A royal tour and the setting sun on the remnants of empire in the Caribbean

Following the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Caribbean, the British monarchy has faced increasing doubts over its future. The tour, which took place between and, was intended to mark the year of Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee and raise support for the royal family in a region where republicanism…

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Cuba leads in number of women inventors

New data from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has ranked Cuba the highest for patent applications by women inventors whilst the UK falls behind the rest of Europe.  Cuba and the Philippines ranked highest for the number of patents filed by women inventors in 20221. 53 percent of applications from Cuba and 38 percent…

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Police break up Canadian protests

Canada’s parliament was closed whilst police began arresting Ottawa protestors who have blockaded the capital city for weeks. Hundreds of heavily armoured police were deployed on 18 February to arrest members of the protestors who have occupied the city with trucks in protest of Canada’s ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The Freedom Convoy’s Twitter account urged protests…

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Coup in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s military has announced the removal of president Roch Marc Kaboré, the suspension of the constitution, and the dissolvement of the government and parliament   In a statement signed by coup leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the military announced the national takeover by the previously unknown group Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR)….

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Global Investigates: Then and now – what did the world look like 30 years ago?

January 2022 welcomes a new year full of hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, ambitious goals to cap global warming, and marks Concrete’s 30th Birthday. First published in 1992, this issue marks our 384th publication. In those 30 years, the world has changed drastically, countries have collapsed and new countries formed, global tensions…

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Indonesia names new Capital city

Indonesia has announced plans to name the new capital city Nusantara.This translates to archipelago, which replaces the sinking and polluted current capital Jakarta. Plans to relocate the country’s capital city were first announced in 2019 by President Joko Widodo in a bid to relieve the burden on over-populated Jakarta and to redistribute the country’s wealth….

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