Fenella Henderson


Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]


Ship Carrying Anti-Migrant Activists Denied Access To Malta

The Maltese government has taken a symbolic stance against anti-migrant sentiment, denying a ship carrying far-right anti-refugee activists port access and requests for water and supplies. The activists, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, were part of the controversial Defend Europe group which claims to work to “defend Europe” from […]


North Korea Hit With New Sanctions By The UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed a new set of sanctions on North Korea on August 5th, responding to the growing tension surrounding Pyongyang’s recent testing of ballistic missiles. In a unanimous decision, Resolution 2371 passed through the Security Council with 15 votes in favour. These sanctions involve a significant […]


Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released

After serving a 25-day prison sentence, Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from detainment this week. Navalny was initially arrested and sentenced to a 30-day jail term on June 12th after inciting anti-Kremlin and anti-corruption protests which took place in over 100 cities – including […]


Community Responses To Global Water Scarcity

Current global water supplies, the management of the planet’s water resources, and access to basic sanitation continue to present a worldwide challenge. According to the Associated Press, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently released a public statement suggesting that one in four individuals will experience consistent freshwater shortages by […]


Lebanon Selects A New Electoral Law After Years Of Political Stalemate

In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]