Daily Archives: May 2, 2018


Saudi Arabia’s aid donation to ‘make up’ for the conflict in Yemen

In early April, reports from Geneva raised scepticism about Saudi Arabia’s approach in Yemen. Antonio Guterres the United Nations Secretary-General applauded and welcomed the ‘record-breaking pledge’ of $930 million dollars, which was presented in New York on the 27th of March. The donation will be put into aid funding that […]


South African President Appeals For Calm After Violent Protests

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s new president, appealed for calm after protests on April 21st.  The citizens of the North West province of South Africa were protesting against their provincial leader on charges of corruption. People in this province have not been getting the resources they need due to a lack […]


Conflict-Minerals Legislation Fails To Prevent Human Rights Abuses

At the end of this month, Intel, HP and other companies are expected to report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose information on whether the minerals used in their electronic products were sourced from mines which support the funding of armed conflict in Central Africa. Obama-era legislation […]


Conflict Intensifies In Kachin, North Myanmar

According to the United Nations, there have been some 4,000 people leaving their homes since early April this year, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies between government troops and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO). The conflict has killed hundreds of people already and left more than 100,000 civilians displaced. The military […]


Health Crisis In Venezuela

For years now, Venezuela has been plagued with a political and socioeconomic crisis as Maduro, continues to strengthen his control over the nation. Some economists are even considering the conditions to be worse than the Great Depression due to hyperinflation like never seen before, according to NBC. As the country’s […]


63 Dead In Afghan Voter Center Attack

Voter registration centres in the capital city of Afghanistan and neighbouring Baghlan were victim to bombings early last week. The centres totaled casualties of approximately 63 civilians, with hundreds reportedly injured, after the massive explosion. The malicious attacks began in Kabul, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the doorway […]


NGOs Revisited

A non-government organization (NGO) refers to a (usually) non-profit group that is independent of a government, or that the organization has not been established by a governmental entity or international agreement. Some of them however, can be funded by nation-states and are active in many realms that range from humanitarian, […]