Daily Archives: October 27, 2017


WHO Appoints And Removes Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

On October 18, 2017, Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, was appointed goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO). Four days later, CNN reported that Mugabe was removed from this position amid outcry from human rights activists. Many of those in opposition to the […]


No Charges For Michel Temer

On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, the Brazilian congress voted not to pursue corruption charges against President Michel Temer. The president and his supporters expected the results; over half of congress voted against going to trial and the President reached his required third of congress support in two hours. During the […]


Explosion Kills UN Peacekeepers In Mali

Three UN peacekeepers have been killed and two others wounded after their vehicle struck an explosive device in Northern Mali. The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement said the explosion occurred at 14.30 GMT on Thursday as the vehicle escorted a ‘logistic convoy’ between Tessalit and […]


Mosques Bombed In Afghanistan In The Midst Of Friday Prayer

Two Afghan mosques have been targeted in a recent attack, killing over 60 individuals and injuring almost 90 others during their Friday prayers. A Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in the western Ghor province were shelled by two suicide bombers. The Islamic State of Khorason Province (ISKP), […]


Third Iteration Of Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked By U.S. Judge

Just hours before the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban was due to be implemented, Judge Derrick Watson of the Hawaiian District Court emphatically blocked it. The latest Executive Order attempted to prevent citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, as well as citizens of […]


Canada To Pay Compensation To Indigenous Victims Of Forced Adoption Scheme

In a significant victory for Indigenous rights activists, the Canadian government has recently agreed to pay up to $800 million dollars in compensation to Indigenous victims of historic forced adoptions. The settlement signals a potential renewed commitment by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to deliver on its campaign promise of rebuilding […]


Supreme Court Changes India’s Rape Laws

Earlier this week, India’s Supreme Court, the country’s highest court, declared that sexual intercourse with a wife who is between the ages of 15 and 18 years is now illegal under India’s Penal Code. The decision, which coincided with the U.N.’s International Day of the Girl, came after the Court […]