Daily Archives: April 14, 2019

Algeria’s President Steps Down After 20 Year Reign

In Northern Africa, birthplace of the Arab Spring protests of 2011, mass demonstrations have again broken out. For weeks, millions of Algerians have taken to the streets, calling for the end of their president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year rule. The protestors have characterized the past two decades of Bouteflika’s rule as […]

International Day For Mine Awareness And Assistance In Mine Action 1

According to the Humanitarian Challenges 2019 report, presented by the Colombian delegation of the International Committee of The Red Cross, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated in the last year.  The ICRC has stated that there are still five non-international armed conflicts within the borders of Colombia and […]

The Irish Border And Brexit

  The convoluted topic of Britain’s exit from the European Union remains central to much of the day’s news screen. Crucial to Brexit – and the current stalling of the process – is the question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This has provided such […]

Female Child Soldiers: Forgotten In Violence?

According to UNICEF, thousands of boys and girls are recruited as soldiers across the world. While much focus has been placed on male child soldiers, though female soldiers often play important roles in armed groups and conflict, they are often neglected. Many armed groups, including many fighting in civil conflicts […]

The Benefits Of Volunteering

I have always had the belief that if you are more fortunate than others, then you should give back for the chances and opportunities you have had. As the first week of April is Student Volunteer Week in New Zealand, I am further reminded about the importance of helping our […]

Complexities In The Wake Of Cyclone Idai

More than two weeks on since Cyclone Idai, said to have been the deadliest storm to hit the Southern Hemisphere, made landfall over Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, an estimated 2.6 million people have been affected, with a death toll now at more than 500 — and expected to exceed 1,000 […]