Daily Archives: May 2, 2017


Chaos In The Libyan Sea Continues: Oil-Smuggling And An Active Slave Trade

The Libyan coastguard has seized oil tankers from two Ukrainian and Congolese flagged-vessels after an hours-long shootout at sea. The crews caught smuggling oil were discovered 2 km off Sidi Said near Zuwara, a town on the central coast of Libya. In response, the Libyan coastguard boarded the two vessels […]


Functional Literacy: A Path To Progress

Fifty-one years after the first International Literacy Day was held in 1966, literacy has been disseminated rapidly to young people, women, and adults globally. As the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights makes clear, education is fundamental human right. However, the 1975 Persepolis Declaration, the 1989 Convention on the Rights […]


Protests In Macedonia Prompt External Concern

On Thursday, April 27, massive protests broke out in Macedonia‚Äôs capital, Skopje. Thousands of ethnic Macedonians approached the parliament building before storming in, breaking through police blocks. Authorities have released a statement saying that 77 people were injured, including 22 police officers and 3 lawmakers. Zoran Zaev, the Social Democrat […]