White Nationalists Interrupt Author At Politics And Prose Bookstore

A group of self-avowed white nationalists barged into the Politics and Prose bookstore in Northwest Washington DC last Saturday afternoon, interrupting an appearance by author Jonathan M. Metzl, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. As Metzl discussed his new book: Dying […]

El-Sisi Extends His Authority With Success In Hoax Referendum

From 19th to 21st April, Egyptians voted in a referendum that would enact constitutional changes allowing President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule. On 23rd April, the National Elections Committee announced that Sisi had won the vote with 88%, declaring a 44% voter turnout. The referendum comes after Egypt’s […]

More Than 270 Indonesian Election Staff Die From Overwork

According to the Indonesian Election Commission, two hundred seventy election volunteers have died from fatigue and over-work related illnesses just days after national election polls closed. Indonesia held the world’s largest single-day election on April 17, and the deaths were reported to occur as a result of continuous hours of […]

Women, Peace And Security – The Passage Of Resolution 2467

The adoption of Resolution 2467 on the 23rd of April 2019 under the title of ‘Women, Peace and Security’ represented a progressive step in the protection and rights of women in times of war. After a three-hour debate in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Resolution was carried 13 […]

Hungary Systematically Starving Asylum-Seekers At Its Border

Hungary is systematically starving denied asylum-seekers at its border transit zones, according to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Budapest-based human rights group. Those within these transit zones — the small detention areas on the border with Serbia — who have seen their claim for asylum rejected, are then denied food, […]

Ebola Violence In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Since the Ebola epidemic began in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) in August 2018, 874 people have died, and 250 more cases have been recorded since the beginning of April, reports Esdras Tongo and Rebecca Ratcliffe in the Guardian. Unfortunately, this situation is being made much worse by an […]

Sri Lankan Defense Chief Resigns Over Easter Bombing

Sri Lankan Defense Chief Hemasiri Fernando resigned from his post on Thursday, April 25th due to security failures that ultimately led to the Easter bombings last weekend, in which nearly 250 people were killed. The government of Sri Lanka has been receiving harsh criticism in recent days due to the […]

Red Cross Grapples With Aid Deployment In Polarised Venezuela

Humanitarian aid provision by The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies faced hostility characteristic of a deeply polarised Venezuela. Commendable efforts by the self-proclaimed apolitical organisation represent the first step in relief provision for a fragmented nation, which, according to the World Health Organization, is currently […]

Netanyahu Wins Fifth Term As Prime Minister Of Israel

On April 10th, when it became clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would win a fifth parliamentary election with his Likud party, his principal opponent Benny Gantz accepted defeat. Netanyahu’s popularity amongst religious and right-wing parties left him poised to form a 65-seat majority coalition in a parliament of […]