Daily Archives: January 19, 2018

US Senate Nears Shutdown

On Thursday, January 18th, the United States House of Representatives voted by a margin of 230-197 for a budget bill to extend funding through February 16, effectively ending a government shutdown. However, there are still concerns regarding which way members of the Senate will vote, leaving many U.S. citizens scared […]

It’s A Killer. Period.

Last week, the first death, since Nepal criminalized chauupadi last year, was reported. Chauupadi translates to “untouchable being,” and it is a Hindu practice prevalent in Nepal, where women and girls are exiled from their homes during their monthly period cycles. Al Jazeera reported that Gauri Kumari Budha, a 22-year-old […]

Kosovo Serb Politician Oliver Ivanović Slain

Moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanović was slain in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on January 16th. Ivanović, the leader of the SDP, died in the hospital after being shot several times in the chest outside his party offices. The New York Times described him as “a rare voice for coexistence of ethnic […]

Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen Raises Fears Of Genocide In Nigeria

On January 17th, five persons were killed in attacks by herdsmen in Guma, Logo and Okpokwu local government areas of Benue State, Nigeria. This was in addition to the previous killings and mass burial of 73 persons, in which more than 60,000 people were also displaced. Governor Samuel Ortom, in […]