Daily Archives: July 30, 2016

Peace Returning to Chibok in Borno State

  After 806 days since the deadly Boko Haram sect abducted over 200 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School, in Chibok Community, Borno state, students of public schools in the area have finally returned to their classrooms. As a result of the abduction, government schools in Chibok community were closed for the fear of […]

The Need to Kick-Start New Dialogue in the South China Sea

Recently, on August 22nd, a landmark ruling was held, stating that the islands in the South China Sea belonged to the Philippines, rather than the People’s Republic of China. Instead of settling the issue, it has infuriated both sides, with the PRC increasing its hostility towards opinions and contestants against its […]

Rivalry Over Vice Presidency Threatens to Reignite Civil War in South Sudan

On Monday the South Sudanese government of Salva Kiir replaced Machar with General Taban Deng Gai after the previous vice president insisted on hiding near Juba unless an outside force intervenes. South Sudan’s prominent opposition leader, Riek Machar fled the capital earlier this month after a fierce conflict, which threatened […]

UNICEF Expresses Concerns Over India’s Child Labour Bill

UN agency UNICEF has expressed its concerns regarding provisions in India’s Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2016 that allows a child to help out in family enterprises after school hours. The agency claims that the amendments will negatively impact children from lower socio-economic backgrounds and will legitimise family work. The bill […]

De-militarizing the South China Sea

Despite being promoted as the final verdict on the issue, it is perhaps not surprising that the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling on South China Sea is not the end of the matter. China has refused to recognize the ruling and declared its island-building activities will continue as before. […]