Africa


The U.N. In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: A More Positive Approach Is Necessary

An international investigation has been conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Chief to work on crimes committed in the Greater Kasai region, where at least 42 mass graves have been found. The Congolese government have agreed to work alongside the U.N. but it wanted to maintain control over the investigation. […]


Boko Harem Attack Leaves 14 Dead In Maiduguri

Four suicide bombings and an armed attack in Nigeria’s Northeastern city of Maiduguri last week have left fourteen dead and around forty injured. The attack is attributed to the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has carried out similar attacks repeatedly during their eight-year insurgency. Maiduguri has been the epicentre of […]


Climate Change And Its Effects On Food Prices In Kenya: A Holistic Approach To Alleviating The Crisis

It can be difficult to see how climate change can impact something like a price tag. When money is a concept designed for trade, the connection between it and tangible, global weather circumstances can be hard to see. Rapidly, the economic climate in Kenya is making this link more visible […]


President Trump’s Policy On Airstrikes In Somalia

On June 11th, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike in Southern Somalia targeting al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is an extremist group operating in Somalia officially since 2007 and has the capability to attack neighbouring countries due to its radical networks in the Horn and East Africa. According to the Pentagon […]


Boko Haram Faces A Rapid Decline While Ramping Up Attacks In Cameroon

Last Friday, June 9, 2017, Boko Haram attacked a Cameroonian town on the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, killing one soldier and injuring two others.  A few weeks earlier militant kidnapped three Cameroonian women from a border town, which compel the UN to warn people against travelling to northern Cameroon. The recent arrest […]


Concerns In Central Africa Over U.S. Repealing Of “Conflict Minerals Rule”

This week, The Associated Press reported that an increase in violence in central Africa may result from the U.S. decision to stop enforcing the “conflict minerals rule.” The rule requires U.S. companies to declare if they are sourcing minerals from a conflict area in order to ensure that minerals do […]