Global Affairs

Bison Blunder From US National Parks

More than 45,000 have vied for 12 spots to help cull Grand Canyon bison herd, after the US National Park Service (NPS) requested volunteers to help with overpopulation. The NPS opened a rare opportunity this May for skilled shooters to kill bison at the Grand Canyon’s north rim. Officials say the pilot programme is required Read More…

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Palestino

Illustration by Iona Shen Club Deportivo Palestino – Palestine Sports Club – surely arouses a few questions at first glance. Where in Palestine is this All-Palestine outfit based? Why is their name in Spanish? CD Palestino is, in fact, found some 9000 miles away from Palestine, in the Chilean capital, Santiago. A broader article about Read More…

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Global Snapshots: Coronavirus Weekly Updates

Starting on the 16th of August, The Oxford Blue’s Global Affairs team will be bringing you bite-sized weekly worldwide updates on the virus. This week’s update summarises significant regional headlines from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America. Africa As of the 14th of August, there are over 1 million confirmed cases in Africa. Across Read More…

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Rising child murder rates in South Africa intensify parole reform efforts

The South African capital of Cape Town has suffered a worrying increase in the number of murders recorded, especially in those of children and women. This has sparked nationwide fury and repeated calls for action from the government and the police. The anger was initially evoked by the murder of seven-year-old Tazne van Wyk. The Read More…

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Coronavirus threatens international adoption process and well-being of adoptees

The world is truly beginning to feel the impact of the outbreak of Covid-19, which began in the city of Wuhan in late 2019. We have seen changes to work schedules, social activities and education arrangements. Clearly, the impacts are felt by everyone. There is one group in particular that have faced yet another disruption. Read More…

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Activism in lockdown

As measures to contain the spread of coronavirus transform public life, activists are having to alter their forms of protest. With many governments discouraging, or even prohibiting groups from gathering, mass protests are becoming impossible. Political participation, however, may be more necessary than ever. Not quite compatible with social distancing, demonstrations are taking place on Read More…