Daily Archives: January 30, 2019


Continued Political Instability Despite Promising Outlook From Congolese Election Results

Following the death of former Congolese leader Joseph Kabila, the country held an election, leading to its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power in about six decades with the swearing-in of president Félix Tshisekedi. Initially, Tshisekedi’s reign seemed to imply positive changes to the Democratic Republic of Congo in more […]


US-China Tensions Heighten As US Charges Huawei With Fraud And Theft

On 28 January, the United States Department of Justice charged Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei with fraud and theft, further escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing. Huawei was charged for having violated sanctions against Iran by selling equipment and for having stolen trade secrets and US technologies, particularly from American telecommunications […]


Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Struggle Continues In Prison 1

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, is set to go on hunger strike after spending 2 years in a Tehran Jail after being denied access to basic healthcare rights. Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 for “allegedly plotting to topple the Iranian Government,” and sentenced to five […]