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Democracy in crisis: the US Capitol riot

Following the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump in a failed bid to upset his recent electoral defeat, the political turmoil of the preceding year shows no signs of abating.

Informer – 2021 Forecast

As a tumultuous year comes to an end, we look towards key global risks affecting travellers in 2021.

COVID-safe travel: Tips on rail and public transportation during the pandemic

Whether its long-distance rail or intercity public transport, travelling this holiday season can be a daunting task amid the ongoing pandemic. However, operators and passengers can take a few simple steps to make the journey safely despite these health concerns. Here are some tips that will help mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19 for those travelling this month.

US Elections: A post-Trump presidency

As the Electoral College meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 3 November election, the refusal of incumbent President Donald Trump and his supporters to accept the results bodes ill for future elections.

COVID-safe travel: Tips on flying in the age of the pandemic

While airline travel is starting to pick-up, concerns over passenger health still remain amid the ongoing pandemic. Here are some tips for those travelling by air this holiday season to provide some peace of mind and to minimise the risks of contracting COVID-19.

The spillover of the Ethiopian conflict

Government forces have been engaged in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) across the regions of Tigray, Amhara and near the Eritrean border since 3 November. Tens of thousands of displaced people fleeing the fighting swamp the Sudanese border, triggering fears of a massive health and refugee crisis as Ethiopia’s internal community relationships fracture, increasing likelihood of sustained and more widespread conflict.

Democracy in crisis: the US Capitol riot

Following the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump in a failed bid to upset his recent electoral defeat, the political turmoil of the preceding year shows no signs of abating.

Informer – 2021 Forecast

As a tumultuous year comes to an end, we look towards key global risks affecting travellers in 2021.

COVID-safe travel: Tips on rail and public transportation during the pandemic

Whether its long-distance rail or intercity public transport, travelling this holiday season can be a daunting task amid the ongoing pandemic. However, operators and passengers can take a few simple steps to make the journey safely despite these health concerns. Here are some tips that will help mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19 for those travelling this month.

US Elections: A post-Trump presidency

As the Electoral College meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 3 November election, the refusal of incumbent President Donald Trump and his supporters to accept the results bodes ill for future elections.

COVID-safe travel: Tips on flying in the age of the pandemic

While airline travel is starting to pick-up, concerns over passenger health still remain amid the ongoing pandemic. Here are some tips for those travelling by air this holiday season to provide some peace of mind and to minimise the risks of contracting COVID-19.

The spillover of the Ethiopian conflict

Government forces have been engaged in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) across the regions of Tigray, Amhara and near the Eritrean border since 3 November. Tens of thousands of displaced people fleeing the fighting swamp the Sudanese border, triggering fears of a massive health and refugee crisis as Ethiopia’s internal community relationships fracture, increasing likelihood of sustained and more widespread conflict.

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