Daily Archives: October 21, 2017

Recent Truck Bombing In Somalia Is The Single Deadliest Attack In The Horn of Africa

On 14th October 2017, a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital left at least 276 people dead, with many bodies burned to ashes and relatives declaring about 70 people missing. The bomb, which exploded very close to a busy junction in central Mogadishu, was said to have targeted a crowded street […]

Spain Takes Steps Towards Suspending Catalonia’s Autonomy

In Spain’s second largest region, a constitutional crisis is unfolding. After a fiercely disputed referendum took place on October 1st, the central government in Madrid is taking action to centralize power away from Barcelona. The region’s 7.44 million residents and 200 billion euros in GDP (19% of Spain’s total GDP) […]

Madrid-Catalonia Stand-Off: The Arrest Of Separatist Leaders And The Threat Of Article 155

Catalan protesters in Barcelona are calling for the release of two men they consider leaders and the first “political prisoners” in their road to independence, as the central government in Madrid threatens to enact Article 155. Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, members of Omnium cultural and the National Catalan Assembly […]