Africa


Lawyers Attack The EU’s Deterrence-Based Migration Policy As Being Responsible For Migrant Deaths

Amid increasing anti-immigration rhetoric in Europe, a recent case submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) argues that the European Union (EU) is collectively responsible for the countless migrant deaths crossing the Mediterranean. The submission, which contains over 240 pages, attacks the EU’s deterrence-based policy that seeks to prevent migrants […]


Crisis In Sudan – Paramilitary Opens Fire On Pro-Democracy Group

Sudan currently faces a political crisis after paramilitary forces opened fire on pro-democracy protestors. According to the New York Times, at least 108 demonstrators have been killed along with hundreds of others injured in Khartoum on Monday. The paramilitary troops consist of a seven-member Transitional Military Council (TMC) led by […]


“UNHCR Secures Release Of 96 Detainees From Libya’s Zintan Detention Centre”. UNHCR: Saviour Or Culprit?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on the 4th of June that it had secured the “release of 96 detainees from Libya’s Zintan detention centre.” The UNHCR claims to have relocated these “detainees” to a “Gathering and Departure Facility” in Tripoli, where they wait to be evacuated […]


Will The Next President Of Mauritania Stand Against The Violation Of Human Rights?

Amnesty International together with other local human rights organizations in Mauritania is calling on all the candidates to come out for this month’s presidential elections to sign a manifesto that consists of various programs to promote and protect human rights. Mauritanians want a president who will be able to urgently […]


Sudan’s Tiananmen Moment: Democracy Protestors Murdered And Dumped In Nile

Peaceful pro-democracy protestors have been slaughtered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum following the breakdown of talks between military and civilian leaders, regarding the transition to civilian authority and democratic elections, triggered by the usurpation of long-standing dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April. Al-Bashir’s 30-year grip on the country was terminated by […]


A Reason For Intervention: A Realist Understanding Of The West’s Decision To Intervene In Syria

On 13th April 2018, the United States, the United Kingdom and France co-ordinated a multilateral air strike within Syria; they successfully targeted three sites associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. This action was the first instance of multilateral engagement within Syria under the pretext of “establishing […]