Daily Archives: May 4, 2019


‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Climate Change: Is Civil Disobedience The Way Forward?

On April 15th, the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion launched their ‘International Rebellion’ campaign. The group, formed in 2018, aims to “minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse” through “non-violent civil disobedience”. The ongoing campaign has seen them cause significant disruption in central London, temporarily shutting down key […]


Conflict Between Francophone And Anglophone Cameroon Continues

On 10 April, the Canadian government pledged $6.65 million in humanitarian aid to the Republic of Cameroon, with part of the funds to be directed towards security concerns over increasing conflict in the region in recent years. Conflict has also caused the USA to withhold funding and support provisions for […]


North Korea Continues Nuclear Development

Recent satellite images of North Korea’s main nuclear processing site show that the isolated nation may be renewing efforts to develop its nuclear arsenal. These images come mere months after February’s failed meeting in Hanoi. The images, taken by Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), show five specialized […]


In Africa More Regimes Are Changing Through People-Power Than Ballot Boxes Because Social Contract Has Been Broken, Expert Says

An expert in Governance and Democracy has argued that there is more regime change through people-power than the ballot box in Africa, because the social contract between the governors and the governed has been broken and the people feel that the only way to take back their power is through […]


Sub-Saharan Africa’s Debt Problems Are Worsening Warns UN Spokesperson

Many poor countries’ debts are at ‘crisis point’, with international debt repayments doubling since 2010, reaching their highest level in decades. In reaction to unaffordable debt, many governments are forced to cut public spending, undermining progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner […]