UN Report Condemns South Sudan For Recent Attacks

The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have jointly published a report this week that condemns South Sudanese government forces and aligned troops of targeting civilians in recent attacks. The newly published report documents at least 234 civilian deaths and many […]

UN Seeks To Strengthen Child Protections In Armed Conflict, Ignores Violations Of Various Parties

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2427 on July 9, aimed at strengthening and mainstreaming the protections for children in conflict zones. The resolution strongly condemns the use of children in armed conflict, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the denial of humanitarian access to children. Secretary-General António Guterres […]

South Sudan: Bloodshed and Brutality – A Land Without Peace

The bloodshed, debauchery, and havoc girth by the Sudanese civilian war, with the April 16th to May 24th period witnessing a significant escalation in the use of violence against civilians, inks another gory chapter into the South Sudanese war. Gender-based violence, ignorant of age, has been utilized as a fore-runner […]

Eritrea Reopens Embassy In Ethiopia Amid Thaw In Relations

After decades of frozen conflict, Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia. The move marks the most recent step towards the normalization of relations between the two countries after each country’s embassy was closed during the border war from 1998-2000 which killed 80,000 people. The conflict had remained a military […]

Chinese Poet Liu Xia Released from House Arrest

Chinese poet Liu Xia was finally released from house arrest and left China after spending almost of 8 years locked in her small apartment in Beijing. Although not charged with a crime, Liu was watched by the government after her husband, Liu Xiaoba, was sentenced to 11-years in prison for […]