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Slovak Journalist’s Death Causes Ripples In Government After Prime Minister’s Resignation

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced his resignation following a domino effect of government resignations, corruption investigations, and protests, after Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiance, Martina Kusnirova, were found murdered in their home, with heavy suspicions the motives were related to Kuciak’s investigations into possible connections […]

Aid Agencies Struggle As Democratic Republic of Congo Spirals Into Uncontainable Humanitarian Crisis

On the 13th March 2018, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General acknowledged humanitarian aid needs have doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2017. Political deadlock continues over current leader Kabila’s overstayed political term and has spurred ethnic conflict and further militia uprising, causing the humanitarian crisis to worsen. The […]

Oil Revenue Continues To Fund South Sudan War

A new investigation into South Sudan’s violent conflict marred with famine and a trail of atrocities has revealed that Sudan’s political leadership is routing millions of dollars from oil revenues to fund the ongoing four-year civil war. Documents reviewed by Global Witness, an organisation that fights exploration of natural resources, […]

Spy Poisoning: Russia Retaliates 23 For 23

On Saturday, March 17th Russia announced expected retaliatory measures, giving twenty-three British diplomats a week to leave the country. Just three days after the UK announced it would do the same. Russia additionally announced the closure of the British Council in Russia and the British Consulate in St. Petersburg, according […]

Social Media And Tech Companies Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade 1

In recent years, the illegal trafficking of ivory and other exotic wildlife products has grown exponentially through the use of social media and the internet. To help eradicate wildlife trade, a coalition was launched on March 7th by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organization (TRAFFIC), and International […]

UN Chief Appeals To End Syrian People’s Suffering

On Monday, UN security-general Antonio Guterres told Security Council members to end the suffering of 400,000 residents trapped in the besieged Eastern Ghouta. His remarks highlight the ongoing ignorance of the ceasefire by the Syrian and the Russian forces, who have been launching air strikes for three weeks now. While […]

Activist Minority Youth Networks Animate Peaceful Protests In Ethiopia

This February, Central Ethiopia was brought to a standstill by protests and boycotts, the repercussions of which are still being felt this week, reports the Guardian. Divided into federal jurisdictions defined by identity, the largest region Oromia, populated by the Oromo who are the largest ethnic minority in Ethiopia, was rocked […]

Saudi Crown Prince Concludes UK Visit Amid Controversy

On March 9, the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman concluded a two-day state visit to the United Kingdom. During his three-day visit Bin Salman met with Prime-Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and members of the royal family, drawing widespread criticism and associated protests from rights groups and […]