Increased CIA Drone Presence In Niger Creates A Lack Of Accountability

It was recently revealed that the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been expanding a small commercial airport in Dirkou, Niger to facilitate increased drone presence in the northwest region of Africa. The New York Times journalists who reported this mentioned that this development is in response to heightened […]

Legal Reform In Sudan Needed As Prosecutor Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Teenager Noura Hussein

Noura Hussein, a Sudanese teenager whose death sentence was overturned after a campaign for justice, now faces calls from the state prosecutor to reinstate the death penalty. Noura Hussein was found guilty of murdering her husband Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad who had raped her to consummate their arranged marriage. Noura’s family […]

South Sudanese Military Court Delivers Guilty Verdict Against Soldiers Convicted Of The Brutal Rape And Murder

In early September, the South Sudanese Military Court held ten soldiers guilty for the crime of brutal ‘rape against foreign aid workers and the murder of a South Sudanese journalist during 2016.’ Indeed, news sources have defined the crime ‘as the worst attack against foreigners.’ The court ordered that a […]

Peace Deals But No Peace: Humanitarian Law Violations In South Sudan

In early August, 2018, President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar began peace talks with a permanent ceasefire and a power sharing arrangement. By the end of the month, two rounds of negotiations had concluded and a finalized peace deal was produced. South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Al-Dierdiry Ahmed, reported that […]

Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Offices And School In Mogadishu

Six people were pronounced dead, including two children, and fourteen others were critically wounded after a deadly suicide bombing Sunday, September 2nd. Among the injured were Ibrahim Hassan Matan, the deputy district commissioner, and six children. The attack occurred at a government office in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Three who died […]

Calls In Morocco To No Longer ‘Turn A Blind Eye’ To Rampant Sexual Abuse

This week, a 17-year-old Moroccan girl named Khadija was returned to her family after being held captive for two months, where she was repeatedly gang-raped, starved, beaten, withheld from basic hygiene, and where she had her whole body tattooed with Nazi symbols and explicit statements and images. A video has […]