Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

U.S. Embassy Document Release Sheds Light On 1965-66 Indonesian Massacre

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta recently declassified almost 30,000 pages of records from 1964 to 1968, which has helped shed further light on the extent of American knowledge and support of the Indonesian Massacre of 1965-66. The Indonesian massacre was the mass anti-communist killings that resulted in the death of […]

Education Not Mutilation In Masaai Communities

New rituals are being established in Southern Kenya’s Masaai communities to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FMG). Although FMG has been formally outlawed in Kenya since 2001, a majority of girls from semi-nomadic tribes like the Masaai and Samburu still undergo the traditional treatment. According to Kenya’s Demographic […]

Zambia’s Agricultural Economic Initiatives Causing Resident Displacements

The Zambian government’s large-scale agricultural investment is causing displacement of the rural poor. This agricultural investment is encouraging large commercial farms to lease large areas of land to produce crops for export. This will cause devastation for rural residential land, resulting in forced evictions. The minimal government oversight of the […]

Maltese Journalist Killed In Car Bomb Explosion: The Increasing Cost Of Investigative Reporting

Prolific investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Bidnija, a hamlet in north-central Malta, when a bomb exploded while she was in her car, in an attack that has shocked Malta and drawn condemnation from the European Union and journalists across the globe. Galizia was one of Malta’s most […]