Modern Day Slavery In Libya

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, has reported this week that horrific modern-day slavery is taking place in Libya. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants who are attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

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 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 […]

Temporary Protection Status For Haitians In U.S Ending

President Donald Trump’s Administration announced on Monday that it is ending the Temporary Protected Status of the nearly 60,000 Haitians who are now living in the United States. Following the massive earthquake in Haiti in 2010 that killed 316,000 people and displaced more than 1.5 million, the United States extended […]

AMISOM Countries Once Again Accused Of Ignoring Calls To Implement Charcoal Ban In Somalia Due To Al-Shabaab

A new report by the United Nations Monitoring Group claims countries a part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have continually failed to enforce the ban on charcoal exports out of Somalia, which is the primary source of funding for al-Shabaab. Who is al-Shabaab and why is there […]

Anti-Fascists Rally Against White Supremacists And Neo-Nazis At ‘White Lives Matter’ Event In Tennessee

On 28 October 2017, a coalition of white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups descended on two towns in Middle Tennessee for a ‘White Lives Matter’ rally. Seeking to draw attention to the resettlement of Somali and Sudanese refugees in Tennessee, organizers of the demonstration protested that the refugees harbour an inherent […]

Pervasive Terrorism In Africa And Peacekeeping

The Mogadishu double truck bombings in Somalia carried out on Saturday, October 14 that killed 358 people and injured hundreds more is the deadliest single attack in Somalia’s modern history. The initial bombing destroyed the Safari hotel, several vehicles, and caused damage to Qatar’s embassy in Somalia. The Somali government […]

Recent Truck Bombing In Somalia Is The Single Deadliest Attack In The Horn of Africa

On 14th October 2017, a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital left at least 276 people dead, with many bodies burned to ashes and relatives declaring about 70 people missing. The bomb, which exploded very close to a busy junction in central Mogadishu, was said to have targeted a crowded street […]