Africa


Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan Leaders Meet to Reaffirm Peace Deal 1

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrea’s President, Isais Afwerki, recently visited South Sudan for high-level meetings with their President, Salva Kiir, in hopes to reaffirm peace talks between the regime and local rebels. This move was done amidst fears that last year’s peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar […]


Former Israel Minister Of Energy And Infrastructure Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison 1

On Tuesday, February 26th: Former Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Gonen Segev was sentenced to 11 years in prison after admitting to spying for Iran in January. According to Al Jazeera, he pled guilty to intentionally sharing information to an enemy nation with the intent to harm Israel. Segev, […]


No End In Sight For Protests Against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Mass protests occurred this past Friday in Algeria and continued over the weekend, with tens of thousands coming out to show their displeasure with the President. This was the third consecutive week of protests, and it doesn’t look like they are slowing down. The protesters are specifically opposed to President […]


Protests Against President Bouteflika Growing Across Algeria

The third week of protests in Algeria kicked off on Monday with the beginning of a general strike in major sectors of the country’s economy, including within its largest sector – energy production. The protests have been ongoing since a rally on February 22nd, 2019, opposed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s declaring […]


Will Trump’s African Liaison Help Solve Cameroon’s Unending Conflicts? 1

There is great expectation among Cameroonians for a solution to its numerous conflicts, especially that orchestrating in the Anglophone regions as the United States Assistant Secretary of State in charge of African Affairs, Nagy Tibor, arrives the country on March 17th for a two-day official visit. According to the State […]


The Role Of Climate Change In The Continuous Cycle Of Resource-Based Conflict In Africa

The debate surrounding climate change is ‘hotly’ contested by a range of academics, students, scientists, and politicians. One notable figure within this debate: Donald Trump. However, one cannot refute that the climate is warming; the UK last week recorded its hottest winter day ever. Yet, within the UK only a […]


UK Urged By The ICJ To End Its Colonial Administration Of The Chago Archipelago “As Rapidly as Possible”

Nowadays when we speak of colonialism it is implicitly assumed that it is a past phenomenon. However, the Chagos Islands remain colonized by the UK, who now uses the islands for defense purposes. On Monday the 25th of February The International Court of Justice stated that the UK Government is […]


Sudan’s Bashir Bans Protests, Steps Down as Ruling Party Leader

For over two months Sudan’s embattled President Omar al-Bashir has contended with emboldened protestors, calling for his resignation. Though public gatherings and protests have been inundated with violence and mass arrests, Sudanese demonstrators have persisted, forcing Bashir to confront sustained anti-government street unrests. Last Monday, in an attempt to quash […]


Ethnic Violence Is Rising In Burkina Faso Along With Violent Extremism

Inter-communal and ethnic violence in Burkina Faso continues to escalate, with over 100,000 having been displaced and lacking sufficient humanitarian aid funds. The wave of ethnic violence began in January 2019, with a Mossi-led attack on Fulani neighbourhoods in the village of Yirgou, leaving least 13 dead. The attack had […]