Daily Archives: November 27, 2018

North Sentinel Is Back In The Spotlight After An American Traveller Was Killed During An Attempted Visit

Last week, on the 17th of November, American citizen John Allen Chau was killed by an endangered tribe after he visited North Sentinel Island. India-owned North Sentinel lies in the Indian Ocean and is inhabited by the Sentinelese, who have lived in complete isolation for around 60,000 years. Chau was on […]

The Children of Yemen: Warfare, Destruction, And Countless Lives Lost

This article focuses especially on the damaging impact of the Yemeni war on its children, by examining the overarching detrimental impacts on wellbeing and future potential. The estimate as it currently stands quotes that “as many as 85,000 Yemeni children may have starved to death during the past three years.” Further, […]

When A Military Makes Militants: A Pattern Of Escalation In Nigeria And The Rise Of Boko Haram

“Western education is anathema.” The basic ideology of Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of north eastern Nigeria, appears simple: institute Sharia or Islamic law, and remove foreign influence from the country. To think of Boko Haram in such simple terms, however, is to drastically underestimate the socio-political […]