Daily Archives: February 26, 2018

UN Ready To Charge Senior South Sudanese Officers And Officials With War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 23rd February 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in South Sudan announced that they have enough evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity during the four-year civil war. Background on the conflict in South Sudan South Sudan, […]

A New Border Trade Point Between Sudan And South Sudan: Renewed Hope For Civil War Trapped Civilians 1

“Wars are hard to stop, famines are not” (Michael Bowers, Mercy Corps). On Tuesday 13th February 2018, Sudan’s government opened a border point for trade with South Sudan for the first time since Southern Independence in 2011. This is a step in the right direction for improving the economic concerns […]

Cape Town Residents Face Drought As “Day Zero” Of Running Water Approaches

Cape Town, South Africa, is facing the greatest drought in its recorded ninety-seven-year history. The city has battled a severe drought for the past 3 years. Water levels steadily declined in the city’s six dams and were at 28.5% capacity in January 2018. The final 10% of the water in […]

A Degendered Progress During Wartime: The Case Of Women’s Rights In Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

On February 24th, 2018, a foreign New York Times correspondent, Rob Nordland, wrote an article titled ‘Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria,’ where he talks about a 30-year-old Arab, Radwan, who was trying to take back the gold he gave to his 17-year-old second ex-wife, Amira, as a […]