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. 

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Humanitarians launch multi-million-dollar appeal to ease spiraling cholera crisis in Haiti

November 17, 2022

The Haitian Government, along with the United Nations and other humanitarian partners, are launching a multi-million-dollar appeal in efforts to support the Caribbean in their emergency cholera response currently priced at US$145.6 million.

COP 27: Lula proclaims climate change, protecting Brazil’s Amazon as priorities for his government

November 16 , 2022

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the newly-elect Brazilian President, spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Summit where he affirmed his government’s commitment to protecting the Amazon, fighting climate change, hunger, and poverty. 

Grenada Reports Minor Increase In Coxsackie Virus

November 11, 2022

A slight increase in Coxsackie Virus cases, also known as the, Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, was reported by Grenada’s Ministry of Health. 

Peru launches contingency plan as COVID-19 cases surge

November 10, 2022

As Covid-19 surges in the regions of Lima, Arequipa, and Loreto in Peru, local experts suggest the continuation of biosecurity measures such as vaccination, the use of masks, hand washing, and social distancing in order to keep cases under control.

“Total Peace” bill signed into law in Colombia

November 5, 2022

The “Total Peace” bill was signed into law by Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro one day after the initiative passed both Houses of Congress. This bill allows for authorities to negotiate a ceasefire with the remainder of the FARC and ELN groups.


Climate change induced by human activity behind floods in Nigeria

November 17, 2022

Scientists believe that floods in Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, that have displaced more than 1.4 million people, were directly due to climate change caused by human activity.

South Africa can reduce emissions and create jobs. A tough task, but doable

November 16, 2022

South Africa, one of the largest polluters in the world with high unemployment rates, may need to shift priorities in order to secure economic prosperity and decrease its coal-based emissions.

News: Ethiopia, Kenya ink agreement to jointly prevent organized crimes, terrorism

November 15, 2022

Ethiopia and Kenya’s national intelligence agencies came to an agreement to try and curb terrorism, human trafficking, and organized crime within East Africa.

Climate change affects mosquito behaviour. This may make it harder to end malaria in South Africa

November 10, 2022

High temperatures and increased rainfall in South Africa alter developmental and behavioral patterns of mosquitos, making it more difficult to manage insect-based diseases like malaria.

Kenya, South Africa improve bilateral ties on migration, trade

November 9, 2022

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Kenyan President William Ruto have cleared up a visa dispute, allowing Kenyans to visit South Africa for 90 days per year visa-free, equalizing South African citizen’s ability to visit Kenya without a visa.

Middle East

21 people killed: Gaza fire declared 'national tragedy'

November 18, 2022

A fire broke out in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza killing 21 people. The tragedy has garnered a lot of attention on social media and Palestianian political officials have called it, “a national tragedy.” The cause of the fire has been attributed to an ignition of gasoline storage in the apartments. 

COP diaries: Navigating political pollution

November 17, 2022

This article documents an Egyption journalist’s account of the state of activism and reporting, in Egypt, surrounding climate change and the COP27 Summit. The account shows that the public image of free activism and journalism in Egypt has been manufactured and is quite corrupt.

Iran protests enter third month with deadly clashes

November 17, 2022

Protests continue in Iran as bloody clashes between authorities and dissenters leave many dead over the last few months. Iranian authorities have cracked down on protestors which has led to more political unrest. 

Jailed Egypt activist ends hunger strike: letter

November 15, 2022

Alaa Abdel Fattah, Egyptian writer and activist, has ended a months-long hunger strike amid growing concerns for his health and well being. The British-Egyptian activist has been in and out of jail for over a decade and is currently serving a 5 year sentence for “spreading misinformation” on Facebook.

Developing Asia

 Xi warns against 'big-power contest' in region

November 18, 2022  

Leading up to the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, President Xi Jinping expresses his disdain for “big power contest” in Asia-Pacific region and commits to promoting cooperation in the region. 

Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

November 18, 2022

Violence broke out in Bangkok as protestors were fired upon by police at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The demonstrators were protesting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Protest leaders argue that aggression showed by police and arrests made violated their human rights. 

Imran Khan moves Supreme Court for attack probe

November 15, 2022

Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, urges the Pakistani supreme court to investigate his assassination attempt thoroughly. Khan names Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and interior minister Rana Sanaullah as potential plotters. 

Common enemy: a hollow slogan for solidarity in Myanmar

November 7, 2022

People in Myanmar must overcome ethnic, religious, and economic differences to develop an encompassing national movement against the Tatmadaw (Burmese army) which conducted a military coup in February 2021. This article explores why this hasn’t occurred and assesses the sufficiency of the existing movements that have formed as a response to the Tatmadaw.

Key Issues

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

World leaders meet on missile that hit Poland, killing 2

November 16, 2022

President Biden conducts an emergency meeting after a missile strikes Poland. While the Polish Foreign Ministry and President Zelensky have identified Russia as the culprit, the trajectory of the missile shows that it is unlikely to have been fired by Russia. 

Thousands displaced as M23 rebels near key DRC city of Goma

November 15, 2022

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been displaced as a result of conflict between the army and M23 rebels, particularly in North Kivu province and near the city of Goma. 

US probe of journalist’s death ‘important step’: Abu Akleh family

November 15, 2022

The U.S. plans to launch an investigation in to the murder,  likely by an Israeli soldier, of Shireen Abu Akleh. Shireen was killed by gunfire while covering an Israeli army raid in th Jenin refugee camp while wearing a helmut clearly marker “press.” Israel has expressed it “"will not cooperate with an external investigation."

Egypt Cracks Down on Dissent as Family of Hunger-Striking Political Prisoner Appeals to Biden 

November 11, 2022

The family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah has called upon world leaders attending the COP27 in Egpyt to demand the his release. Alaa is one of many political prisoners in Egypt who is serving for spreading anti-government sentiments.

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