Daily Archives: September 19, 2017


Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]


The Rohingya: Vague Identity, Constant Mobility, And Miserable Destiny

In early September, a group of Rohingya Muslims crossed the Bangladesh border and proceeded with their new life challenges. Over the decades, they have been raped, tortured, and displaced from Myanmar in appalling conditions. The fierce conflict between Rohingya militants and security forces in Myanmar has resulted in devastating consequences: […]


Bangladesh Struggling To Cope With Rohingya Influx

Exhausted, bereft, and in urgent need of medical treatment, thousands of Rohingya are slowly getting the help they need. But Bangladesh medics are struggling to cope with the Rohingya influx. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslims since violence erupted in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25. The UN […]


Tunisia Overturns Law Banning Women From Marrying Non-Muslims

Women’s rights achieved a victory this week when the Tunisian government overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.  A spokeswoman for Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the decision on Thursday and wrote, “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom […]