Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

Attack On A Malian Refugee Camp In Niger Leaves 22 Dead

  A vicious attack on a refugee camp in Niger left 22 dead on October 6. In broad daylight, 30 to 40 heavily armed assailants descended upon Tazalite, a refugee hosting area, located 35 km west of the closest township, Tassara, and 525 km from the capital, Niamey. According to […]

Saudi-Led Airstrike On Yemen Kills 140

An airstrike has killed more than 140 people in Yemen and wounded more than 500. The attack was carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, targeting a funeral hall where mourners were gathered to remember Ali al- Rawishan, the father of Interior Minister, Galal al-Rawishan. The airstrike killed many civilians, but […]

Antonio Guterres: The Ninth Secretary General Of The UN

  The UN Security Council formally nominated Mr. Guterres as the ninth Secretary General last week, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five years from January 1, 2017. At the time of writing, the General Assembly is likely to meet next week to approve the appointment of Mr. […]

India And Pakistan’s Kashmir Dispute Is Dangerously Heating Up

  Battles over government buildings are currently ongoing between Indian security forces and anti-Indian militia fighters in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. In an effort to flush out the attackers, forces have surrounded the compound which is 10 km outside of Srinagar, the capital of the Indian state of Jammu […]

Russia Suspends Agreement On The Disposal Of Weapons-Grade Plutonium

On October 3rd, Russian President, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend the implementation of the Plutonium Disposition and Management Agreement (PDMA) with the United States. This suspension came in light of the U.S.’s decision to suspend bilateral contacts with Russia over its involvement in the Syrian army’s attack in […]

Burundi Takes Steps Towards Withdrawing From The International Criminal Court

Burundi has made moves towards withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted in support of this withdrawal with only two legislators against it. This move to withdraw from the ICC came after the United Nations launched an investigation into Burundi’s alleged systematic […]

Nigerian Military And The Death Of Abubakar Shekau

  Several times, the Nigerian military has confirmed the death of the leader of the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. But, after each confirmation, he seems to make a mockery of it by posting videos to confirm that the news is wrong. On Thursday, Major General Lucky Irabor, Commander […]

Azerbaijan’s Referendum: A New Wave Of Repression

  Azerbaijan’s referendum, which was held on September 26, has faced international criticism for leading to greater civil repression. The referendum was held on 29 draft amendments to the constitution, all of which were designed to give unprecedented power to the already authoritarian government. The lead-up to the referendum has seen a new […]

21 Chibok Girls Released After 1000 In Boko Haram’s Den

  Reports circulated on Thursday that the Federal Government freed some top Boko Haram commanders in exchange for the 21 Chibok girls who were released by the insurgents at Banki, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon. The released girls were among over 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko […]