👀 2022 - Looking Ahead
With New Year's Eve there is no better time to explore some of the top news
stories coming our way in the next year.
From complex trials to presidential elections, and even an historic jubilee,
there is no doubt 2022 will be another
🇮🇶 15 Years On: The Death of Saddam Hussein
Tomorrow, December 30, marks 15 years since the death by hanging of Saddam
It was a publicised and humiliating end for a polarising dictator, who had ruled
Iraq under an umbrella of fear and brutality for nearly 24 years.
We have taken
🇨🇦 Residential Schools: Canada's 'Cultural Genocide'
Earlier this year, more than a thousand unmarked graves of indigenous children
were found - located on the sites of several former residential schools those
very children were forced to attend.
Often run by Christian orders, the residential schools were viewed as a
🇰🇵 North Korea: The Mysterious Kim Dynasty
Friday marked ten years since the death of Kim Jong Il, and the passing of
leadership to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un.
As ever, North Korea remains a highly secretive country, where information is
very tightly controlled.
We've done our best to
🇩🇪 Queen of Europe? Angela Merkel's Legacy
Despite being arguably one of the most famous faces in the world, how much do
you actually know about Angela Merkel?
In a matter of days a significant chapter in Germany's history will draw to a
close, when the country's first female chancellor
⚖️ Ghislaine Maxwell: The Upcoming Trial
The trial of Ghislaine (Gih-lane) Maxwell is due to begin on Monday.
The 59-year-old is accused of sex trafficking charges in cases connected to the
disgraced late financier, Jeffrey Epstein.
If found guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 35 years
⏳ The AIDS Epidemic: A Look Back at the Stigma
This Wednesday marks 30 years since the death of Freddie Mercury, who died a day
after revealing he had been diagnosed with AIDS.
While much of his story is well-known, the news this week of a "revolutionary"
new treatment for HIV got us
🇲🇲 Myanmar: The Constant Struggle for Democracy
Today marks one year since Aung San Suu Kyi's political party was declared the
winner of a fraught election in Myanmar - one that ultimately led to a coup.
Myanmar's most prominent figure is now once again under house arrest, and we
🥙 The Impact of Food - Serving up Stats
This week started with calls for Elon Musk to donate 2% of his wealth to save 42
million people "on the brink of famine"
The World Food Programme (WFP) cited climate change and conflict as two of
🌍 COP26: Explaining The Summit
The COP26 summit, which begins on Sunday, has been described as humanity’s "
and last chance
" to get the climate emergency under control.
The summit will last for two weeks and undoubtedly command a lot of