Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

Tension In Tanzania As Police Bans Anti-Government Protest

On Thursday April 26, 2018, streets in Tanzania remained quiet despite the purported protest that was supposed to be held by the anti-government parties. According to the local news, businesses were shut down in the major towns, like Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, on Thursday, as the security forces took […]

Saudi Arabia’s aid donation to ‘make up’ for the conflict in Yemen

In early April, reports from Geneva raised scepticism about Saudi Arabia’s approach in Yemen. Antonio Guterres the United Nations Secretary-General applauded and welcomed the ‘record-breaking pledge’ of $930 million dollars, which was presented in New York on the 27th of March. The donation will be put into aid funding that […]

South African President Appeals For Calm After Violent Protests

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s new president, appealed for calm after protests on April 21st.  The citizens of the North West province of South Africa were protesting against their provincial leader on charges of corruption. People in this province have not been getting the resources they need due to a lack […]

14 Killed In Attack On Syrian Airfield

At least 14 people were confirmed to be killed when a Syrian airfield was attacked on Monday, April 9th. The Syrian and Russian governments have officially blamed Israel for the attack, though Israel has not responded to the allegations. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a number […]

Conflict Intensifies In Kachin, North Myanmar

According to the United Nations, there have been some 4,000 people leaving their homes since early April this year, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies between government troops and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO). The conflict has killed hundreds of people already and left more than 100,000 civilians displaced. The military […]

63 Dead In Afghan Voter Center Attack

Voter registration centres in the capital city of Afghanistan and neighbouring Baghlan were victim to bombings early last week. The centres totaled casualties of approximately 63 civilians, with hundreds reportedly injured, after the massive explosion. The malicious attacks began in Kabul, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the doorway […]