Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

Odinga: Kenya’s Presidential Re-election A “Mockery of Democracy”

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared that his National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition will not accept the result of last week’s controversial presidential re-election, and has vowed to begin a political campaign to “restore democracy in the country.” This declaration came on Tuesday, a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

Kissinger Warns Of Heightened Nuclear Proliferation Risk In East Asia

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of impending nuclear proliferation in the East Asia region. The Cold War strategist stated that “It cannot be that North Korea is the only Korean country in the world that has nuclear weapons, […]

Closure Of Manus Island Detention Centre

With Australia’s infamous detention center on Manus Island due to shut down today, tension is brewing among Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and refugee advocates. The Australian reports that the two governments face a critical stand-off on the island with 591 asylum seekers and refugees refusing to leave the regional […]

The Implications Of Climate Change On Peace And Security In Nigeria

Climate change is currently posing an unprecedented challenge to the international system. Undoubtedly, the experience of many people across the world, especially in the hurricane-stricken countries of Africa and the United States can contest the devastation caused by these extreme weather patterns intensified by climate change. This year alone, countless […]

ISIL Accused of Executing Civilians in Central Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been accused of executing civilians in the town they captured in central Syria before it was retaken by Syrian government forces on Saturday. According to Syrian state-run news media, as pro-government troops drove ISIL out of Al-Quaryatayn, the retreating militants […]

Somalia – Siege Of Mogadishu Hotel  

Last Sunday, Somali police ended an overnight siege at a Mogadishu hotel, carried out by Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, Al-Shabab. From the bombing and shootout, 23 deaths and over 30 injured people were reported. Police officer Ali Nur stated that the majority of deaths were of police officers stationed […]

The Democratic Republic Of Congo On Brink Of Humanitarian Crisis

A humanitarian crisis is intensifying in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as hundreds of thousands of people face starvation. Kasai, a region in the east of the DRC, has seen a mass exodus of civilians in the past year as a result of civil violence. […]

The Battle For Marawi

The city of Marawi in the Philippines has been declared liberated from ISIS forces on October 17 after five months of fighting. This follows the death of the leadership of the insurgent group the previous day. The battle has been described as the longest urban battle in the modern history […]