Daily Archives: July 1, 2018

Chemical Weapons Watchdog OPCW Gains Crucial Power To Assign Blame For Weapons Use

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the world body responsible for investigating cases of banned chemical weapons use, has finally gained an additional and crucial power that allows it to assign blame for attacks involving chemical weapons. Wednesday saw a vote take place between members of the […]

Anti-Loitering Campaign Targets The Filipino Poor

The police in the Philippines have been targeting poverty-stricken communities through mass incarcerations for petty crime charges. A new anti-loitering campaign has imprisoned 8000 people since June 13th, 2018, further crowding jails following mass arrests in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW), Philippine’s […]

Dozens Killed In Nigeria’s Plateau

A reported number of 86 farmers were killed in the Middle Belt of Nigeria on June 25th, 2018. Throughout agricultural areas in Nigeria, the predominantly Christian farmers, the Berom, and the predominantly Muslim herders, the Fulani, have been clashing in parallel with rising tensions between the two. Monday’s attack is […]

Planned Sit-At-Home Protest To Occur In Togo For Political Reform

The opposition government in Togo, led by Jean-Pierre Fabre, is calling for a nationwide workers strike on Monday for more democratic reforms to the current government policy under President Faure Gnassingbé, including a two-term limit for presidents. This protest comes months after the last violent one, spurred by decades of […]

Report Warns India Is Facing Its Worst Ever Water Crisis

India is facing its greatest ever water crisis, a government advisory body has warned. NITI Aayog, a think tank, analyzed data from 24 of India’s 29 states and found that over 600 million Indians are facing critical water shortages. According to the report, nearly 70% of the nation’s water is […]

French Butchers Face Violence From Vegans

Butchers in France have appealed to their government for protection in the midst of violence and threats they face from vegans and animal rights activists. In both the Hauts-de-France region and the southern Occitanie region of the country, butcher shops have been attacked. Shops have been vandalized with graffiti, sprayed […]