Aid Agencies Struggle As Democratic Republic of Congo Spirals Into Uncontainable Humanitarian Crisis

On the 13th March 2018, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General acknowledged humanitarian aid needs have doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2017. Political deadlock continues over current leader Kabila’s overstayed political term and has spurred ethnic conflict and further militia uprising, causing the humanitarian crisis to worsen. The […]

From Detroit To The DRC: Global Victims Of Neoliberalism

The cold and lifeless streets contain a silence more powerful than the sounds of livelihood that used to pervade them. Places, where middle-class families used to dwell, are now nothing short of slums. Nobody steps here without some sinister business, which is usually conducted in the abandoned playgrounds where laughter […]

Oil Revenue Continues To Fund South Sudan War

A new investigation into South Sudan’s violent conflict marred with famine and a trail of atrocities has revealed that Sudan’s political leadership is routing millions of dollars from oil revenues to fund the ongoing four-year civil war. Documents reviewed by Global Witness, an organisation that fights exploration of natural resources, […]

Activist Minority Youth Networks Animate Peaceful Protests In Ethiopia

This February, Central Ethiopia was brought to a standstill by protests and boycotts, the repercussions of which are still being felt this week, reports the Guardian. Divided into federal jurisdictions defined by identity, the largest region Oromia, populated by the Oromo who are the largest ethnic minority in Ethiopia, was rocked […]

Al Shabaab’s Intent To Target Kenyan Capital Demonstrated By Foiled Terror Attack

A potentially major al Shabaab attack was foiled by security forces in Kenya in February. This article assesses the Islamist group’s continued intent to launch attacks against civilians in urban areas and examines its current capacity to do so. On Thursday 15 February, Kenyan police arrested two men, Mohammed Nane […]

Employment Policies Threaten Environmental Protection In Tasmania’s Tarkine

On February 25th 2018, over 1000 people rallied in Hobart, the state capital of Tasmania, Australia’s southern-most state, demanding protection for a vast track of wilderness in the state’s North West called the Tarkine or Takayna. Takayna is the traditional name given to the region by indigenous groups. The Tarkine […]

Cape Town, Day Zero, And The Implications Of Facing A Water Crisis In The 21st Century

Cape Town has not experienced a significant rainfall in years and is now suffering through a three-year drought that has created a water crisis like none other seen in the 21st century. For the moment, however, it seems that preventative measures have succeeded in pushing back the so-called “Day Zero” […]

Conflict Between Nigerian Farmers And Herdsmen Provoked By Climate Change

Nigeria is currently experiencing ongoing conflict between indigenous, subsistence farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group.  Amnesty International reported 168 deaths in January 2018 as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in several Nigerian states; Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna.  Farmers say herders […]