Daily Archives: February 2, 2019

Netherlands Turns Down Request To Accept 47 Rescued Refugees

On January 19th, a rescue ship run by a German humanitarian group flying a Dutch flag saved 47 refugees from a sinking rubber boat off the Libyan coast. The ship, the Sea- Watch 3, has been docked off the Italian coast for almost two weeks because Italian Deputy Prime Minister […]

Deadly Attacks On A Cathedral And Mosque After Landmark Referendum In Mindanao

Two people were killed in the Philippines when a grenade was thrown into a mosque in Zamboanga on Wednesday, just three days after two explosions at a cathedral killed at least 21 on the island of Jolo. The attacks come after the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao recently voted ‘yes’ […]

NATO Proceeds with North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol 1

This week the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) approved the accession protocol for the newly named Republic of North Macedonia. North Macedonia has been seeking to join NATO but has been opposed by neighboring Greece. As a standing NATO member, Greece has vetoed its northern neighbor from joining the alliance […]

How China taking over Kenya’s port threatens sovereignty

Background Kenya borrowed a whopping Sh227 billion (about $2.3 billion) in order to build a standard gauge railway in the country from Mombasa to Nairobi. Specifically, the money was borrowed from the Exim Bank of China. Recent documents came out that provide further details about the deal. In the documents, […]