Rwanda’s Kagame Accuses ICC Of Bias Against Africa

The President of Rwanda Paul Kagame reiterated harsh critique towards the International Criminal Court at the end of April. He argued that the court held bias towards Africa and failed to create justice in other parts of the world. The ICC was permanently established under the Rome Statute of the […]

Burundi Announced Referendum Looking To Extend Presidential Term Limits

The Burundi government under President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to extend presidential term limits from two 5-year terms to two 7-year terms. The proposed constitutional referendum would allow Nkurunziza to serve for 14 more years, despite the terms he has already completed. Violence erupted in the nation after […]

Unicef Warns 400,000 Children On Verge Of Death In The DR Congo’s Kasai Crisis

The United Nations children’s agency has warned that 400,000 children are at risk of starving to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thousands have fled to the bush in order to find safety from violent clashes between government forces and the regional militia, and many have already died […]

Proposed Oil Exploration And Armed Violence Threatens Conservation Of Democratic Republic Of Congo’s National Parks

On May 3, the NGO, Global Witness revealed that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government is planning to allow oil exploration in two of their national parks. The government plan to reclassify land and remove protected status would enable oil drilling within two UNESCO-protected World Heritage Sites– the Salonga […]

Sudanese Woman’s Death Sentence Highlights Marital Inequality And Child Marriage Issues In Sudan

Nineteen-year-old teenager Noura Hussein was earlier this week sentenced to the death penalty for killing her husband after she stabbed him to death while he raped her. The decision has been condemned by rights groups, activists, and Hussein’s supporters, prompting a national and international outcry, as well as highlighting the […]