Daily Archives: October 6, 2017


Separatist Violence Erupts In Cameroon

Violent unrest in English speaking regions of Cameroon escalated this week. The Anglophone region of the central African nation, responsible for around 20% of the population, has witnessed an increasingly popular separatist movement in recent years. Within the past year especially, discontent among Anglophone regions against the Francophone majority has […]


U.S. Dismissed North Korean War Allegations

Following a tweet by President Donald Trump, North Korean officials have alleged that the United States declared war on their country. The tweet, in which Trump says North Korea “won’t be around much longer,” has been brushed off by U.S. representatives as posturing. The reality is that Congress has yet […]


Protests Erupt In Peru As Debate Over Fujimori’s Pardon Continues

Hundreds of Peruvian women were protesting the possible pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori last week, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and corruption during his term in office from 1990 to 2001. The protest highlighted Fujimori’s dark history of mass sterilizations committed by the […]


Finally, An End To The Palestinian Rift?

Since the administrative rift of 2007, when Palestine was divided into the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah’s West Bank, various attempts at governmental reconciliation have failed. One such attempt in 2014 under a ‘Unity Government’, a merger of the opposing political factions, created an institution considered to be greatly in favour […]


White House Follows Trump’s Example In Rejecting Talks With North Korea 1

This past Monday—a day after U.S President Donald Trump tweeted out how he believed that diplomatic communications with North Korea are a “waste of time”—White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the President’s weekend tweets, in a move serving to undermine Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s approach to the escalating […]


UN To Send War Crime Investigators To Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution to establish a panel to examine human rights abuses in Yemen. The resolution mandates the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to appoint “a group of eminent international and regional experts” to conduct a “comprehensive examination” of abuses, […]