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West African Migrants Experience Cases Of Modern-Day Slavery In Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recently warned about the increasing phenomenon of human trafficking in Libya. The more worrying aspect of this cruel trade is that it has acquired an air of normalcy and has materialized into slave markets where people are bought and sold in public. The victims […]


North Korea Detains US Citizen Amidst Escalating Tensions

As the pressure cooker that is the Korean peninsula continues to heat up, a new wrinkle in the ongoing geopolitical tension has emerged with the detention of American citizen Kim Sang-duk, a lecturer visiting North Korea. This development comes alongside threats by the North Korean government that it is “ready […]


Russia And Homophobia: Chechnya

Alvi Karimov, a spokesperson for the head of the Chechen Republic, is reported to have said, “You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in [Chechnya]” on April 2, 2017. The type of people of which Karimov was discussing were individuals with same-sex sexual orientations. Without any […]


Security Threats Represented In The French Election

The French Presidential Election took place on April 23rd, with centrist Emmanuel Macron receiving a plurality of the vote at 23.9 percent, according to the French Interior Ministry’s website. Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won 21.4 percent, leading to a run-off between the two of them on May […]


The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

We are currently living through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, according to Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator. UN agencies have found that famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen has put over 20 million lives at risk, and more than 1.4 million children are at risk of […]