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July 21, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 14 - July 21, 2022

This is a roundup of news articles, reports, and other materials focusing on (in)security issues and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of Security in Context. The goal is to shed light on knowledge production on security-related issues of public interest from critical perspectives and from global south readings by highlighting media from four particular regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and developing Asia. Entries may include academic journal articles, think tank reports, non-governmental organizations releases, official documents or government-commissioned research, and regular news items. The material included covers SiC's key security issues: Climate Change, Security and International Relations, Migration and Displacement, Covid-19 and Capitalism, Technologies of Surveillance, Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality, Arms and the Military-industrial Complex, and Censorship. 

You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to admin@securityincontext.com

Latin America and the Caribbean 

COLOMBIA: New congress takes up its seats

July 21, 2022

Leading up to the inauguration of new president-elect Gustavo Petro on August 7th, Colombia’s outgoing president, Ivan Duque, delivered his final speech to congress as the new legislature took up their seats. 

Nicaragua celebrates 43 years of revolution: a clash between reality and media misrepresentation

July 19, 2022

As Nicaragua celebrates their 43rd anniversary of having overthrown the Somoza dictatorship, they continue to deal with unfair media coverage. The reality and successes of the government has gone unrecognized in mainstream media.

CARPHA Advises Member States To Remain Vigilant To Protect The Health Of All Within Their Borders

July 19, 2022

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has advised its member states to remain on high alert for the importation of viral diseases and other infections as Covid-19 and the monkeypox virus continue to threaten the region.

In Conversation with Rafael Correa

July 18, 2022

The former Ecuadorian President is interviewed about the new generation of leftist leaders who are transforming Latin America. 

Africa

Morocco and Israel continue to get closer

July 21, 2022

Aviv Kohavi, Israel’s army chief, traveled to Morocco in an effort to strengthen military ties. A number of Moroccons protested this visit. 

Liberia: Senate Concurs with House on Passage of Recast National Budget

July 20, 2022

The Liberian government recasts its national budget which includes a large influx of cash from a concession company which wants control over the railway facility from Yekepa to the Port of Buchanan. 

News: UAE contributes US$60 m to WFP humanitarian response in Ethiopia

July 20, 2022

The UAE has contributed 60 million dollars to the World Food Program in an effort to alleviate food insecurity in Ethiopia which is just one of many countries suffering from a global food crisis which stems from war. 

News: Tigray announces formation of team for negotiations with Addis Abeba

July 19, 2022

The spokesperson of Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front has agreed to send a team of negotiators to Nairobi. 

Middle East 

Israel to Add Heat Waves to 'Threat Map' as Nation Faces Grim Climate Projections

July 21, 2022

Israel’s Defense Ministry has created an emergency protocol to plan for heat waves, recognizing them as a defensive and climate-based threat.

Turkey says Russia, Ukraine to sign UN grain export deal Friday

July 21, 2022

Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine are poised to sign an UN-proposed deal on Friday, freeing up grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports via joint control of the shipments.

Egypt, Germany call for feasible solutions to climate change before 2025

July 19, 2022

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry and German foreign minister Annalea Baerbock have called for international commitment to addressing climate change by 2025, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference later this year.

Biden calls for a ‘lasting negotiated peace’ between Israel and the Palestinians.

July 14, 2022

On a visit to Israel, US President Biden pushed for a two-state solution to the conflict in the Israeli-Palestine region.

Developing Asia

CP and Telenor challenge regulator

July 22, 2022

True Corp and Total Access Communication (DTAC) claim that their massive company merger is not subject to regulation and are prepared to battle in court. 

1.63 Lakh Indians Give Up Citizenship In 2021; US, Australia Become Top Destinations To Settle

July 20, 2022

Over 100 thousand Indians relinquished their citizenship in 2021. The top emigration destinations were the U.S., the UK, Canada, and Australia. 

At least 20 die, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Pakistan

July 18, 2022

Many die and go missing after a boat carrying over 100 people sinks in a river in central Pakistan. Almost 90 people were rescued as the boat was on its way to a wedding. 

Thailand breaks away from Southeast Asia’s brutally punitive drug policies

July 18, 2022

While south east Asia is known for having incredibly punitive drug policies, Thailand becomes the first country in Asia to legalize cannabis. 

Key Issues 

This section includes the latest and most pressing news regarding SiC's key security issues.

PANAMA: Government concessions fail to quell protests

July 21, 2022

Despite the recent compromises offered by the Panamanian government, officials have yet to succeed in quelling the nationwide protests which broke out two weeks ago concerning the high cost of living.

Elections 2022: Angola’s countdown begins

July 21, 2022

The elections in Angola are about to take place as the government makes arrangements for voting. Also, for the first time, Angolans living abroad will be able to vote. 

Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine

July 19, 2022

Russian President Putin visited Tehran, gaining support from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the war in Ukraine.

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