Daily Archives: January 19, 2019

Ivory Coast Urges Calm As ICC Weighs Gbagbo’s Return

Recently, the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) motioned to allow former President Laurent Gbagbo re-entrance into the country. Following this announcement, Gbagbo announced an imminent return, after years of exile for allegedly inciting political violence. Outraged citizens currently engage in protests against these recent proclamations. Amidst the turmoil, the nation now […]

Strikes And Protests In Zimbabwe Against Sudden Fuel Price Rise

Strikes and deadly protests in Zimbabwe began on Monday against an increase in petrol prices. Police used tear gas and live rounds in confrontations with protesters. Motorists are enraged at the government which announced an almost 150% increase in fuel prices last weekend. According to Amnesty International, at least eight […]

Syria’s Kurdish Fighters Ready To Help Set Up “Safe Zone”

On Wednesday, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they were ready to assist in the establishment of a so-called “safe zone” in Northeastern Syria. This declaration followed a tweet issued by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Sunday. The President suggested the creation of a safe zone along the Turkish […]