Day: February 14, 2017

World’s Largest Refugee Camp Avoids Closure

The world’s largest refugee camp has escaped closure this week. The Kenyan government originally planned to close the refugee camp in Dabaab, Kenya by November, 2016. The government then postponed this closure for six months. A successful high court challenge to the decision means the camp will remain open, providing

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Alternate Ban

President Donald Trump’s travel ban remains stymied by the American Judicial System, and so his announcement that “a brand new [executive] order” could be issued as early as Monday or Tuesday was unsurprising. “The unfortunate part is it takes time. We’ll win that battle. But we also have a lot

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A Time For Peace In Colombia

Colombia’s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, recently stated that the country’s momentum towards securing peace is “irrepressible and unstoppable.” The peace accord between President Santos’s government and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in November 2016, has raised optimism that peace pathways with the country’s second largest rebel

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Gambia’s New President, Still In Senegal, Names Female VP

On January 23, 2017, Halifa Sallah, spokesperson for the Coalition 2016 party, declared that Gambian President, Adama Barrow has chosen Aja Fatouma Tambajang  to be the Vice President for the nation. President Barrow, is still in Senegal after President Yahya Jammeh stepped down as President. Both President Barrow and Vice

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The Ongoing Ukrainian Struggle

The War in the Donbass region of Ukraine has continued unabated since 2014, yet few know or acknowledge the conflict as significant. Anti-government pro-Russian separatists,  supported by Russian troops and arms, have been fighting Ukrainian forces. When the Kremlin backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in 2014, Russia responded

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