Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

Nigerian Election And Its Associated Violence

The just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on February 23rd have come and gone, but the disaster left behind cannot be forgotten in a hurry. In its wake, there were reports of clashes between the security operatives and overzealous party supporters. The issues of election violence […]

Princess Reema Appointed As Saudi Arabia’s First Female U.S Ambassador

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia appointed its first female Ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud’s designation was announced in a royal decree on Saturday, a move that seems to be attempting to heal the strained relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia which had since […]

200 People Arrested in Turkey Over Gulen Ties

Turkey ordered the incarceration of 300 people including military personnel and soldiers, over suspected links with an insurgent group which planned a failed coup in 2016, according to local media and prosecutors. Police in Turkey had directly targeted followers of Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, as they gained impulse following the […]

India, A Land With No Peace: The Brutality of Gender Based Violence

Sexual violence perpetrated against women and children in the Indian subcontinent is, unfortunately, a daily occurrence. As it stands for children, according to BBC online,  ‘A child under 16 is raped every 155 minutes and a child under 10 every 13 hours.’ Late last year a three-year-old girl was left […]

Egyptian Security Forces Kill 16 Suspected Fighters In Sinai 1

Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected fighters in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media last Tuesday. According to the Interior Ministry, the “National Security Department was monitoring ‘two terrorist cells, planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks against vital installations and important figures in El […]

U.S. States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

16 U.S. states filed a lawsuit in federal court last Monday in response to President Trump declaring a national emergency over border security the week before. The Associated Press reports that the states joining the attorney general of California in this lawsuit are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, […]