David N Rose


About David N Rose

Writer and postgraduate student of MA Intercultural Communication at the University of Manchester, UK.

Three Days Of National Mourning In The Central African Republic After Rebel Attacks Leave Over 50 Dead

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadéra, declared three days of national mourning after attacks left over 50 civilians dead in the villages surrounding the north-western village of Paoua, near the border with Chad. The killings, which took place on the 21st of May, are thought to […]


Muslim Minorities In Xinjiang Forced To Eat Pork As Human Rights Violations Worsen

According to recent reports out of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China, Muslim minority detainees in political “re-education” centres have been forced to eat pork, a practice which is expressly forbidden to adherents of Islam. One former inmate at a detention centre, Omir Bekali, said that those in the […]


Surveillance Of Uyghurs In Xinjiang, China Amounts To A Burgeoning Human Rights Crisis

The westernmost region of China, officially known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has drawn international attention in recent years for the severity of ethnic and religious policies implemented there by the central government of the People’s Republic of China. In particular, the Uyghur ethnic group, Turkic-speaking Muslims who have been […]


The Other ‘Heart Of Darkness’: The Overlooked Crisis In The Central African Republic

In the classic and controversial novella titled ‘The Heart of Darkness’,  Joseph Conrad depicts the Belgian colonized territory around the Congo river as a place of intense savagery, madness, and depravity – at least to his European gaze. Conrad took what is now the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo […]


The ICC Decision Not To Investigate US War Crimes In Afghanistan Makes A Mockery Of International Justice

The International Criminal Court stated that it would not investigate alleged war crimes committed by United States troops in Afghanistan since 2003. The rejection was voted unanimously by a pre-trial chamber on 12th April on grounds that “the current circumstances of the situation in Afghanistan are such as to make […]


Taliban Announces Spring Offensive In Afghanistan Despite Peace Talks

On Friday 12 April, the Taliban announced the beginning of the Spring Offensive in Afghanistan called Operation Fath, or “Victory”. In a statement, the group reinforced their “unbreakable Jihadi determination,” and stated that they had “new tactics, public support, influence inside enemy ranks and advanced weapons.” Townships and urban areas […]


China Releases White Paper On Terrorism And Extremism In Xinjiang To Justify ‘Education Centers’

“Terrorism is the common enemy of humanity, and the target of joint action by the international community.” This is the first line of the white paper released by the Chinese government on 18th March, titled “The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang”. The 29-page document, […]