Sisi elected in landslide win

Tom King, BA Politics Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has secured at least 96% of the vote in Egypt’s presidential election, according to state media. Sisi, a former military officer, played a leading role in the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Morsi last year. He faced just one other candidate – Hamdeen Sabahi –  in the […]

Student Yashika Bageerathi deported

By Tom King A Level student Yashika Bageerathi has been deported by UK authorities on an Air Mauritius flight from Heathrow to Mauritius. A last minute bid by lawyers to seek an emergency injunction to halt the 19 year old’s deportation was rejected by high court judge Lord Justice Richards who held a hearing over […]

SOAS Students Protest Police Violence in Turkey

By Phillipa Wilkinson SOAS students held a demonstration on Wednesday to show solidarity with protests in Turkey over the death of teenager Berkin Elvan. About 50 students occupied the space in front of SOAS at lunch time with posters and drums to chant slogans against Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and the actions of police. The […]

Goodbye, Tata Madiba

By Sabeehah Motala, LLB Law   On Thursday 5th December, the world lost arguably the most iconic politician that ever lived. Mr Mandela – a leader, father of a nation, revolutionary, freedom-fighter, boxer and lawyer – passed away in the comfort of his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The anti-Apartheid hero has found eternal peace, […]

Unrest in Turkey continues

“This is not a company, it is a university. We are not clients, we are students,” METU students in Ankara. Students of the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Ankara, have taken matters into their own hands after government-sponsored construction workers deforested several trees in the university fields in the hope of building a new road. […]