Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]

Burundian Refugees Fired Upon In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of a recent set of clashes prompted by the announcement of plans to return several of them to Burundi. Security forces in the DR Congo fired upon protestors in the […]

The Rohingya: Vague Identity, Constant Mobility, And Miserable Destiny

In early September, a group of Rohingya Muslims crossed the Bangladesh border and proceeded with their new life challenges. Over the decades, they have been raped, tortured, and displaced from Myanmar in appalling conditions. The fierce conflict between Rohingya militants and security forces in Myanmar has resulted in devastating consequences: […]

Bangladesh Struggling To Cope With Rohingya Influx

Exhausted, bereft, and in urgent need of medical treatment, thousands of Rohingya are slowly getting the help they need. But Bangladesh medics are struggling to cope with the Rohingya influx. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslims since violence erupted in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25. The UN […]

The Shooting Of Tanzania’s Opposition MP

On September 7, 2017, one of Tanzania’s opposition members of parliament was shot at his residence by a number of unknown attackers in the administrative capital of Tanzania. Tundu Lissu has long been regarded as a fierce oppositional candidate and an open critic of the government. Although Lissu was shot […]

18 Egyptian Police Dead In IS Attack

At least 18 Egyptian policemen were killed in an Islamic State attack on September 11. The attack occurred in the Sinai peninsula near the town of El-Arish and was officially claimed by the Islamic State. The attack consisted of a roadside bomb that destroyed three armoured vehicles. The police vehicles […]

How Many Lives Is A Dubai 2.0 Worth?

With the birth of a mega city comes the suffering of many as the Nigerian authorities reveal plans for further growth, development and tourism. Residents of Otodo Gbame woke up on 17 March 2017 to unwanted visitors comprising of helicopters, gunboats and police trucks. Waking up in a slum is […]

Tunisia Overturns Law Banning Women From Marrying Non-Muslims

Women’s rights achieved a victory this week when the Tunisian government overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.  A spokeswoman for Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the decision on Thursday and wrote, “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom […]

Bangladesh Welcomes Rohingya Muslims

Often described as the world’s most persecuted minority, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh. The mass movement comes after Myanmar’s armed forces (Tatmadaw) were granted increased powers September 2017 to launch clearance operations. In what appears to be a beacon of hope for the Rohingya, Prime […]