Bougainville’s Destructive Goldmine Could Also Be Its Key to Independence
While Bougainville’s Panguna mine was abandoned decades ago, mining has not stopped in the area. Families have set up makeshift houses in the gaping pit, and men, women and children pass their days digging for whatever gold and copper they can reach.
Taiwan Taekwondo Medalist Celebrates with Chinese Flag
A Taiwanese taekwondo athlete who waved a Chinese flag after winning a bronze at the Asia-Pacific Masters Games (APMG) in South Korea was not officially registered with Taiwan’s team, the Sports Administration stated in a reaction to the incident.
China’s Forays Into Antarctic Region Amid Growing Western Concerns
Concerns over China’s expanding activities in the Polar regions seem to have grown with the recent reports of the construction of its new Antarctic station near the Ross Sea. The resumption of construction activities of China’s fifth research station—after a few years of delay—has generated quick responses from Western critics and think tanks.
Daughters of the Sun
Daughters of the Sun, a documentary by Reber Dosky, premiers this week at the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague. A tender and inspiring film about a group of Yezidi women and girls who were abducted as sex slaves by Islamic State and now have to rebuild their lives. With each other’s love and support, they find the strength to look forward again.
How Many Countries Are There in the World in 2023?
One of the most basic questions for map-lovers is ‘How many countries are there in the world?’ But anyone who just gives you a simple number isn’t telling the whole truth. It actually depends a lot on how you define a ‘country’. Political Geography Now explains.
That's When the Nightmare Started
The forced displacement of the entire Chagossian people by the United Kingdom and United States governments and the UK’s racial persecution, and continued blocking of their return home, are crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today.