Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Lives Saved: The Importance Of Effective Public Communication During Heat Waves

As the approaching spectre of climate change threatens to shift the world’s delicate systems out of balance, one type of emergency that is easily underestimated, yet highly impactful, is the complications of heat waves. Though one may scoff at the possible detriment, such attitudes have had severe consequences in the […]

U.S., Turkey Suspend Visa Services Over Security Concerns

On Sunday 8th October 2017, U.S-Turkey relations took a turn for the worse as both governments announced the scaling back of visa issuing services in each other’s countries. This comes amid increased tensions between Washington and Ankara after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the U.S consulate in Turkey for […]

The Liberian Election: Looking Back At Progress Made Under Africa’s First Female President

Hours after polls closed for Liberia’s October 10th presidential election, voters were still waiting in queues expected to hold them until dawn. Liberian election legislation requires a result of 50 percent of the vote plus 1 for a candidate to be successfully elected as president. With 20 candidates currently up […]

Post-Election Killings And Abuse In Kenya

Kenya’s presidential election held on August 8, 2017, has stirred significant unrest within the country for its serious human rights violations, involving killings and beatings by police. At least 37 people, including three children, have been killed, and over 100 badly injured in the protests that followed the election results. […]