Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Is Foreign Aid Actually Creating Development?

Living in a first world country many Australians are lucky enough to never have to encounter problems associated with underdevelopment. We generally have enjoyed a prosperous economic environment since the 1990’s. We have strong, efficient, and effective democratic governance institutions allowing civil society to enjoy the many liberties we tend […]

Several Injured In Macedonian Protests

Violence erupted as nationalist protesters stormed parliament in Macedonia late Thursday, April 27, 2017, after the election of a new Parliament Speaker. The Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, is part of the ethnic Albanian minority and his election comes after weeks of gridlock in Parliament that kept the country from having a […]

Chaos In The Libyan Sea Continues: Oil-Smuggling And An Active Slave Trade

The Libyan coastguard has seized oil tankers from two Ukrainian and Congolese flagged-vessels after an hours-long shootout at sea. The crews caught smuggling oil were discovered 2 km off Sidi Said near Zuwara, a town on the central coast of Libya. In response, the Libyan coastguard boarded the two vessels […]

Protests In Macedonia Prompt External Concern

On Thursday, April 27, massive protests broke out in Macedonia’s capital, Skopje. Thousands of ethnic Macedonians approached the parliament building before storming in, breaking through police blocks. Authorities have released a statement saying that 77 people were injured, including 22 police officers and 3 lawmakers. Zoran Zaev, the Social Democrat […]

Lynching Of Student Fuels Debate Over Blasphemy Law In Pakistan

Following a fortnight of social uproar in Pakistan in response to the lynching of a university student, Mashal Khan, police have arrested his suspected shooter. Identifying as Imran, the suspect confessed to the shooting of his classmate, Mashal, on Thursday. Both were students of journalism at the Abdul Wali Khan […]