Daily Archives: April 12, 2019


#ArewaMeToo: Survivors In The Nigerian North Speak Out

In the traditionally socially conservative Muslim-majority Nigerian North, the #MeToo movement has caught hold, with the hashtag #ArewaMeToo cropping up increasingly on social media alongside survivors’ stories of sexual abuse and harassment. The hashtag has exploded over the past few months, with its first usage in early February 2019 by […]


“I No Longer Know What A Healthy Lung Sounds Like”: Ulaan Baatar’s Pollution Crisis

Every winter Mongolia’s capital, Ulaan Baatar is shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic air poisoning its residents. “I no longer know what a healthy lung sounds like… Everybody has bronchitis or some other problem, especially during winter,” says Ganjargal Demberel, a doctor in Ulaan Baatar’s hardest hit district. Coal […]


Bill Blair, Canada’s Border Security Minister, Aims To Alter The Safe Third Country Agreement

Last week Bill Blair, Canada’s Border Security Minister, met with U.S. officials to alter a provision in the Safe Third Country Agreement which allows asylum-seekers to claim refugee protection if they do not enter through an official border checkpoint. The ‘loophole’ has led approximately 40,000 asylum seekers to cross into […]


Trump Recognizes Israeli Claim To Golan Heights In Move With Worrying Implications For Israel-Palestine Peace Process 1

President Donald Trump has officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in a move that could have dire consequences for the Middle East peace process. Trump claims that recognizing Israel’s claim to the land, seized from Syria in 1967, was a move of “critical strategic and security importance.” Yet, […]


Trump’s Support For Golan Annexation Will Only Embolden Enemies Of Peace

On the 21st March, U.S. President Donald Trump declared in a tweet that he was prepared to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights territory. The Golan is a patch of territory in southwestern Syria which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The plateau gives the area a particular strategic […]