Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

Cameroon Shuts Down Internet For Separatists

On October 1st, the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon’s independence from Britain, there was a state-initiated internet blackout following the open fire attacks involving separatists in the country. A report from Amnesty International documented at least 17 deaths from the clashes. According to U.N. Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville, credible sources report […]

The Rohingya Crisis: The Problem Of Returning Back To Myanmar

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, recently stated that the Rohingya Muslims who have fled the country would be allowed to return. Recent reports obtained by Reuters indicate problems surrounding land dispute in which returning Rohingya are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land and their harvest, […]

WHO Cancels Robert Mugabe’s Appointment As Goodwill Ambassador

The World Health Organization cancelled its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in response to international outrage. While Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, previously praised Mugabe for improving the public health system in Zimbabwe, critics, however, say that the system has collapsed due to the failure of the […]

World Bank: Ending Child Marriage Would Improve West And Central African Economies

A new study by the World Bank has found out that for West and Central Africa, annual benefit from ending child marriage could be as high as $60 billion. According to lead economist for the World Bank, Quentin Wodon, child marriage could lead to more children over the parents’ lifetime, […]

Robert Mugabe’s WHO Goodwill Ambassador Role Cancelled

Following widespread global public opposition on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) revoked the appointment of Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. Mugabe was named by the WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to the largely ceremonial position on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, during a meeting in Uruguay […]