First Female Samoan Leader Sworn in Despite Parliament Locking Her Out

First Female Samoan Leader Sworn in Despite Parliament Locking Her Out

Samoa held its elections six weeks ago, making way for the island nation to have its first female prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa. However, Incumbent Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s refusal to concede set off weeks of political chaos ensued, leading to the events that took place on Monday, May 24, 2021. The resulting events […]

Belarus MiG-29 ‘Hijacks’ Flight to Detain Prominent Opposition Journalist

Belarus MiG-29 ‘Hijacks’ Flight to Detain Prominent Opposition Journalist

Belarus President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, “Europe’s last dictator” stunned the world when he ordered a fighter jet to force a commercial plane to redirect its course under the guise of a potential security threat aboard on May 23, 2021. The Ryanair flight traveling from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, was in Belarus airspace when the flight […]

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