Africa


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


The Members Of Zimbabwe’s New Cabinet: Old Wine In New Wineskins?

On November 22nd, a scenario that seemed impossible to Zimbabweans came true. In a televised address, the Speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter, effectively ending his 37-year reign in power. The news, as expected, was met with much excitement, leading to streets parties celebrating […]


Worldwide Outrage Over Libya Slave Trade

On November 25, 2017, thousands of people gathered in Stockholm, Sweden to protest the alleged slave trade of migrants and refugees in Libya. Lovette Jallow, a local entrepreneur and author, organized the main protest in Stockholm, which attracted over four thousand people. Other similar protests occurred across the country. “Open […]


Small Arms Survey Finds UN-Based Peacekeepers Struggling To Secure Arms

UN-backed peacekeepers in the sub-Saharan have lost an army’s worth of weapons and ammunition. The Small Arms Survey’s Peace Operations Data Set indicates over 100 records of incidents of loss between 1992-2017, which is enough to arm a small army. This information, released in a recent report published by the […]


North Sinai Mosque Attacked By Insurgents

Al-Rawdah mosque in north Sinai has been bombed by militants killing at least 232 people and injuring around 120. As Friday prayers on the 24th of November were finishing, four off-road vehicles approached the mosque and militants charged inside, gunning down worshippers. There were reportedly around 20 attackers and the […]


The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]