Is The UN An Active Contributor To The North-South Divide?

  The United Nations does admirable work internationally but can also be seen as an active contributor to the north-south divide especially in the case of Africa, where a large portion of the “South” resides. This is clearly evident through the use of an outdated UN system that caters predominantly […]

Two Former Mayors Convicted for Involvement in Rwandan Genocide

On Wednesday, the 6th of July, a French court has given life sentences to two former Rwandan mayors who were accused of orchestrating a massacre of Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Tito Barahira and Octavien Ngenzi were found guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide for their involvement […]

Two burned alive in Zambia after xenophobic accusations go viral

On Monday, 18 April 2016, two residents of Lusaka were killed by an anti-foreigner mob. The attacks were a result of xenophobic accusations which have been ongoing since at least seven Zambians were murdered recently and their body parts were removed – supposedly for witchcraft purposes. The riot targeted Rwandan born […]

Responsibility to Protect and the UN Security Council: An Outdated Preventive Doctrine

Almost five years have passed and the United Nations has estimated that more than 250,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began, which includes 500 children, according to UNICEF.  United Nations Security Council, the guardian of world peace and stability, has not only failed to prevent the war […]

UN Security Council Resolution To Deploy Police Force To Burundi

  UN Security Council Resolution 2279 was passed on April 1, 2016, with the intention of battling the tense situation in Burundi. It moves forward in deploying a UN police force, which will be accepted by Burundi’s government, as its aim is to help maintain their security. This resolution intends […]

Your Electronic Devices Finance War In Eastern Congo

  Gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum are all minerals that can be found in most modern electronic devices, including your phone, computer, gaming system and portable music player. Another thing they have in common is that there are all ‘conflict minerals’. Most of us are aware of the miserable conditions […]

The Burundi Crisis: Allegations of Rwandan Involvement

Almost a quarter of a million Burundian citizens, fearing the growing inflation and instability, have been fleeing the country since April 2015. From a leaked confidential special report to the Security Council by the United Nations, investigators have found refugees being trained for the past two months in Eastern Rwanda […]