Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

Boko Haram: UN Aid Workers Lose Their Lives To Insurgency

On 1 March, the Boko Haram terrorist group launched another attack on a military base and an internally displaced people’s camp. Four UN aid workers were killed, one was injured, and another is reported missing. The attack took place in the town of Rann in the Kala Balge Local Government […]

U.S. Announces Sanctions In Retaliation For Russian Cyberattacks

In a rare move under the Trump administration, the White House publicly accused Russia of recent cyber attacks in the United States and abroad and announced repercussions against Russian individuals and entities in response. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced on March 15 that five Russian entities and 19 […]

Communities Across Brazil Mourn The Death Of Politician And Activist Marielle Franco

On March 14th, Brazilian politician and activist, Marielle Franco, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro by two unknown attackers who fired nine shots at her car, also killing her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes.  38-year old Marielle Franco is remembered as a groundbreaking Black, gay female activist, who spoke out against rampant […]

Al-Shabaab Forcibly Recruiting Children In Somalia

Since late September, the Islamist armed group, Al-Shabaab, has significantly increased the number of civilian abductions in Somalia’s Bay area to force families to hand over their children. Over the past few years, Al-Shabaab has become morally and financially weaker, making these communities tactical targets for recruiting young members and […]

UN Report Makes Police Torture Allegations In Mexico’s Missing Students Case

A report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has alleged that of the 129 people arrested in connection with Mexico’s 2014 missing students case, 34 were tortured by Mexican police and investigators. The official investigation of the student disappearances, carried out by Mexico’s […]