Daily Archives: June 18, 2017


Raif Badawi Human Rights Activist Serves Half His Sentence

This week marks the 5 year anniversary since activist Raif Badawi was arrested. Badawi, a Saudi Arabian, was arrested for insulting Islam through electronic channels and apostasy. The primary electronic channel was Badawi’s website, Free Saudi Liberals. After his arrest, he was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and 10,000 […]


The Long Shadow Of Pinochet’s Dictatorship

The memory of collective trauma is said to last far longer than its initial impact and is often carried across generations beyond those who lived through the immediate impact. This is certainly true of Chile’s national trauma, which continues to resonate nearly thirty years after the country ended General Pinochet’s […]


Muammar Gaddafi’s Son’s Release From Prison Sparks Mixed Reactions

On June 10th, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed from jail despite being sentenced to death by firing squad in 2015. The 45-year-old, who was once regarded as an integral key to the liberalization of Libya and its relationship with the West, […]


Climate Change And Its Effects On Food Prices In Kenya: A Holistic Approach To Alleviating The Crisis

It can be difficult to see how climate change can impact something like a price tag. When money is a concept designed for trade, the connection between it and tangible, global weather circumstances can be hard to see. Rapidly, the economic climate in Kenya is making this link more visible […]


Shekau Claimed Responsibility For Maiduguri Attack

The Boko Haram faction of Abubakar Shekau has said that it was responsible for the of attacks on Maiduguri, capital of Borno State on Wednesday and that if he dies his kids and grandchildren will continue from where we stopped. During Wednesday’s attack, approximately eleven people were reportedly killed when […]