Congolese Rebel Ntaganda Guilty Of War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has convicted Congolese former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed the “Terminator”, as guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to Al Jazeera. Ntaganda has been charged with overseeing the murder of multiple civilians that were carried out by his soldiers in the Ituri region […]

Child Sex Trafficking In the United States

Each year up to 50,000 women and girls in the United States are victims of sex trafficking. Two-thirds of these people are female youths between the ages of 12 and 14. Tens of thousands of vulnerable children are subjected to forced sexual exploitation in the United States. These innocents are […]

Iran ‘Ready For Talks’ With The U.S. If Sanctions Are Lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech today that Iran is ready for talks with the U.S. in regards to their nuclear development program if sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are lifted. This statement comes after the Trump administration walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in […]

Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After Critical UN Report Published

On Thursday, Venezuela reportedly released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni, journalist Braulio Jatar, and twenty students, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her office. The news came after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on Bachelet’s report after a visit […]

Remembering Asifa Bano: The Tragedy Of Her Passing

In early June, the verdict for the brutally savage drugging, gang rape and murder of 8 year old Asifa Bano in Jammu Kashmir state was delivered which saw three men sentenced to life imprisonment and a further three police personnel jailed for 5 years for their complicity in her torture […]

Taliban, Afghan Leaders Urge For “Zero Civilian Casualties”

After two-day peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives in the Doha, Qatar, both sides have ended with a call to reduce civilian casualties to “zero” in the war-torn country. The intra-Afghan meetings, mediated by Qatar and Germany, saw the participation of Afghan politicians, civil society members, including […]

African Leaders Establish Continental Free Trade Agreement

African political and economic leaders held a summit last week to work towards finalizing a $3.4 trillion free trade bloc known as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This effort would unite economies across the continent, encompassing 1.3 billion people, 55 nations, and a combined GDP of approximately $2.5 […]