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Sri Lanka Temporarily Bars Rajapaksa From Acting As PM

The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has been banned from acting as Prime Minister following no-confidence motions that were passed this past November. According to Aljazeera, this upheaval began on October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his position and put Rajapaksa in […]


Houthi Rebels And Yemeni Government Meet Face-To-Face To Negotiate Peace

UN-directed peace talks between Houthi delegates and members of the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi began Thursday in Rimbo, Sweden. They were influenced by mounting pressure from Western countries to end nearly four years of conflict, writes Voice of America. The talks mark the first negotiations between both […]


Aquarius, The Last Mediterranean Refugee Rescue Ship, Ends Operations Amid Pressure From EU States

Rescue and relief organizations SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have recently announced that they are ending the Aquarius refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. This decision followed the two-month halt to operations that Aquarius has endured following the revocation of its registration. 24 people associated with Aquarius […]


Human Rights Watch Warns Against Ethiopia’s Hate Speech Law

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has joined the list of experts cautioning the Ethiopian Government’s move to criminalize hate speech. Despite offering encouragement for the Government’s willingness to tackle the issue, HRW has warned that “laws criminalizing hate speech have been often and easily abused”, and suggested that alternative methods […]


Mattis Accuses Russia Of Interfering In U.S. Mid-Term Elections 2018

The recent U.S. mid-term elections saw attempts of the Russian government to interfere and tamper with the election process. On December 2nd, 2018, U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, alleged that Russia “tried to muck around” in the mid-terms, confirming what senior intelligence and law enforcement officials had been forecasting earlier this […]