British MP Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote

Just 24 hours after resoundingly rejecting her Brexit plan, the United Kingdom House of Commons voted to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power in a narrow 19 vote margin. May has struggled since her ascension to Prime Minister to rally a strong base within Parliament and the no-confidence vote […]

ELN Responsible for Bogota Car Bomb

A car laden with 80kg of explosive pentolite was detonated at the General Santander Police Academy in south Bogota, Colombia, this past Thursday. The bombing took place during a police cadet promotion ceremony, killing twenty-one and injuring a further sixty-eight. The attack has been blamed on the left-wing guerrilla group, the […]

DR Congo Ethnic Violence Claims 890 Lives In Three Days

Last week the UN announced that 890 lives were claimed over three days in mid-December in ongoing ethnic violence acts in north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as Al Jazeera reports. This death toll is more than double the estimate reported by a local priest and civil society activist, […]

Corporations Know Best: And Other Lies We Are Told

On Monday Jan 7th the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) denied ExxonMobil’s federal court appeal of a Massachusetts state ruling seeking to obtain internal records from the corporation. The ruling supports Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, by affirming the state’s jurisdiction to seek records indicating that Exxon may […]

Venezuela: South America’s Black Sheep?

Venezuela appears to be inching ever closer to a constitutional crisis as its neighbours in the region begin to consider recognizing the head of Congress Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of the economically ruined country. Current President Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated on January 10, following widespread criticism and a […]

Nairobi Hotel Attack: Al-Shabaab Continues Violence In Kenya

21 people were killed and dozens more injured this week when al-Shabaab militants stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi. The attack began when security personnel at the DusitD2 Hotel were ambushed by gunmen, who detonated explosives inside the complex before opening fire on guests and workers as they were […]