Daily Archives: January 20, 2019

Exhausted Hopes For Peace As Explosion In Bogotá Marks Deadliest In Years

  Shocked members of the Colombian population witnessed a devastating explosion in Bogotá on January 18th which saw over 20 people killed. Describing the explosion as a “crazy terrorist act”, President Duque held the National Liberation Army (ELN) responsible for the attacks. In response to this, Duque issued arrest warrants […]

British MP Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote

Just 24 hours after resoundingly rejecting her Brexit plan, the United Kingdom House of Commons voted to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power in a narrow 19 vote margin. May has struggled since her ascension to Prime Minister to rally a strong base within Parliament and the no-confidence vote […]

ELN Responsible for Bogota Car Bomb

A car laden with 80kg of explosive pentolite was detonated at the General Santander Police Academy in south Bogota, Colombia, this past Thursday. The bombing took place during a police cadet promotion ceremony, killing twenty-one and injuring a further sixty-eight. The attack has been blamed on the left-wing guerrilla group, the […]

DR Congo Ethnic Violence Claims 890 Lives In Three Days

Last week the UN announced that 890 lives were claimed over three days in mid-December in ongoing ethnic violence acts in north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as Al Jazeera reports. This death toll is more than double the estimate reported by a local priest and civil society activist, […]

Power Officially Handed Over To Andry Rajoelina As The New President of Madagascar

In yet another eventful change in power for Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina officially took over the office of president on January 18th, 2019 after winning elections in 2018. While the ceremony of his inauguration on Friday was peaceful, Rajoelina’s path back into the office of president has not been easy. The […]

Nicolás Maduro Sworn In As Venezuelan President For Second Term

President Maduro has been sworn into his second term as President of Venezuela following what many believed to be a rigged election last May. The citizens of Venezuela were angered over the change of election dates from December to May, inhibiting citizens from making it to the polls. There is […]

U.S.-North Korea Summit Announced For February – Steps Forward To Where?

Earlier this week, the White House announced that President Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, will be meeting for a summit sometime in February. The announcement followed talks in the oval office between the U.S. President and North Korea’s top negotiator, Kim Yong Chol, which focused on matters […]

Corporations Know Best: And Other Lies We Are Told

On Monday Jan 7th the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) denied ExxonMobil’s federal court appeal of a Massachusetts state ruling seeking to obtain internal records from the corporation. The ruling supports Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, by affirming the state’s jurisdiction to seek records indicating that Exxon may […]

Nairobi Hotel Attack: Al-Shabaab Continues Violence In Kenya

21 people were killed and dozens more injured this week when al-Shabaab militants stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi. The attack began when security personnel at the DusitD2 Hotel were ambushed by gunmen, who detonated explosives inside the complex before opening fire on guests and workers as they were […]

New Zealand Doctors Strike Puts Pressure On The Government

Junior doctors across New Zealand walked off the job on Tuesday, commencing a two-day strike following a breakdown in union talks with District Health Board (DHB) representatives. The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) is protesting the conditions in which doctors are being made to work, which are considered by many to […]