Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

No, The Kenyan Economy Does Not Need Teargas

A recent demonstration by a section of the Kisumu people against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have left many Kenyans laughing. The demonstrations against the IEBC come after the Supreme Court nullified the Kenyan presidential results and ordered a rerun. Many people of the opposition party have been […]

Turkish Forces Prepare To Back Anti-Assad Rebels In Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Turkish forces are prepping to enter the Idlib province in support of the rebel forces- those opposing both the Syrian regime and the Jihadi forces. Backed by the Turkish forces, the Syrian rebels are preparing to launch a major military operation in the […]

Saudi Arabia Listed In The Annual Report Of The Secretary-General On Children In Armed Conflict

On Thursday, October 5, the United Nations Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children in Armed Conflict was released, naming Saudi Arabia a violator of children’s rights in Yemen. The report, covering January through December of 2016, lists parties to armed conflict and the violations they have inflicted on children, including […]

Life Sentences For Those Involved In Attempted Turkish Coup

Trials have concluded on high profile individuals involved in the attempted coup against the Turkish government in July of 2016. Forty people have been handed life sentences after being found guilty in the attempted assassination of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Current Turkish President) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. Among the […]

UN: Immediate Action Needed As Rohingya Crisis Intensifies

More funds and aid are needed as the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar intensifies, a new UN report warns. The report, which was published last Friday, focused on the mass exodus of innocent civilians fleeing Myanmar into the neighbouring country Bangladesh. Since recent weeks, more than half a million people have […]

Kneeling During The Anthem: Respecting Or Disrespecting The Foundations Of America?

The National Football League San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest-by-kneeling, which began in 2016, has recently come under intense scrutiny after President Donald Trump criticized and called for the firing of NFL players across the country that kneel, or otherwise do not participate in, the national anthem. What is […]

13 Years Later: UN Bids Farewell To Haiti

After thirteen years, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti has come to an end, with a symbolic blue flag descent from the territory. Haiti represented the world’s poorest country in 2004, with no evidence of a stable political regime. The UN established the project in an attempt to restore […]