Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

Ongoing Civil Unrest In Nicaragua Can Lead To A Refugee Crisis

The political crisis that started in Nicaragua since the mid of April in 2018 has raised great concern among its citizens as well as national and international authorities. Everything had started as a student protest in Managua against the Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has now become a violent civil conflict. […]

Brazil Re-Opens Its Borders To Venezuelan Migrants Following Supreme Court Decision

Brazil has reopened its northern border to Venezuelan refugees after briefly blocking the frontier earlier in the week. The Supreme Court overruled a decision made by a federal court in the state of Roraima to temporarily close the border in an attempt to contain the influx of migrants. In Supreme […]

Zimbabwe’s New Leader Likely To Uphold The Same Oppressive Regime

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s head of state for thirty-seven years, running a regime of violence and terror. His forced resignation from leadership last year was a shock both on a domestic and global level, as Mugabe had dominated the political scene for so long. Although Mugabe’s removal from power was […]

Death Toll Rises as Floods Ravage Myanmar

The death toll of Myanmar’s latest radical weather has risen to twelve in the wake of the monsoon season that is ravaging South-East Asia. The monsoon rains and flooding has displaced up to 148,386 people in Myanmar, who are presently taking shelter within 327 temporary camps set up to aid […]

A Watery Landmark: First Aquarium Opens in Palestine

Palestine’s first aquarium opened on July 22. The aquarium is housed in an enormous building built to look like a ship, which rises out of Al Bireh’s bustling center in the occupied West Bank. Al Jazeera reports a serene interior—“dimly lit narrow corridors, transparent tanks filled with colorful fish.” Nearly […]

The U.S. Prepares To Negotiate With The Taliban

The U.S. is ready to face direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17-year long war in Afghanistan. These recently increased diplomatic efforts to seek some form of negotiations follow the scenes of the recent three-day ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban following the […]

Human Rights Proponents Receive Death Threats In Nicaragua

An attempt to count the dead resulted in death threats last week. The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) closed its Managuan office on August 6 after staff members received death threats by phone. ANDPH has been committed to identifying those killed in over three months of anti-government protests in Nicaragua. […]

Asaam “Witch Hunt” to Leave Millions Stateless

Around 4 millions Bengalis – a linguistic minority in the north-eastern state of Assam – risk being stripped of their Indian citizenship, leaving their freedom in jeopardy. The Indian government are revising the National Register of Citizens, or NRC in order to “root out” hordes of illegal migrants from Bangladesh, […]

Peace Deal Could Mark the End of the South Sudanese Civil War

On the 5th  of August, 5 years after the civil war began, South Sudanese rivals President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally struck a peace deal. The South Sudanese Civil War has killed more than 50 000 people and displaced four million since 2013. Half of these individuals […]

Jose Ramos-Horta Criticises Prosecution Of Witness K And Bernard Collaery 2

Former Timor-Leste president Jose Ramos-Horta has called upon the Australian government to drop the prosecution against former Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) Agent, Witness K, and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery. Ramos-Horta joins a chorus of human rights organizations and activists to condemn the case, including Human Rights Watch and the […]