Daily Archives: December 18, 2016


China To Return U.S. Drone Captured In The South China Sea

  After days of negotiations, China has agreed to return an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to the US, three days after it was captured in the South China Sea off the northwest coast of the Philippines. On December 15, a Chinese warship seized, what a Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman described […]


Venezuelan Currency Move Postponed Following Social Unrest

  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has temporarily suspended his campaign to eliminate the country’s largest denomination bill amidst the current nationwide cash crunch and civil unrest. The surprise manoeuvre, announced by Maduro on December 12, was introduced as a measure to combat contraband of the bills at the Colombia-Venezuela border […]


A Desperate Demagogue: How Gambian Democracy Is In The Balance

  Removing President Yahya Jameh, Gambia’s ruler for the last 22 years, from power may require more than a mere electoral defeat as loyal military forces seized control of the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) headquarters, prohibiting all employee entry into the building. In a statement to Al Jazeera, Alieu Momar […]