Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

Curfew Enforced In Negombo – Security Or Social Control?

Negombo is in lockdown. In the aftermath of the coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, community tensions have escalated in Negombo. Since the bombings, the Government has imposed a state of emergency granting security forces heightened powers. Sri Lankan authorities claim that these provisional powers ensure public […]

Haftar Calls Upon Forces To ‘Wipe Out’ The Enemy In Tripoli

Libya’s self-styled marshall, Khalifa Haftar, has uploaded a video calling upon his forces to take the capital, Tripoli, and teach government forces an “even harder lesson”. Tripoli, and the surrounding region of Libya’s northwest, have been experiencing heavy fighting since the assault began on 4 April. Forces were warned by […]

Afghanistan’s Water Crisis

The United Nations has reported that a total of 275,000 people have been forced into displacement within Afghanistan. This looming water crisis threatens another two million people, a direct consequence of water mismanagement, climate change and the forty years of war that has ravaged the country. In turn, this has […]

The Clock Is Ticking For Cypriot Reunification

Turkish and Greek Cypriots alike recently celebrated the unification of the divided Cypriot polity. 1974 marked the creation of the boundary on the island following the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus in response to an Athens-sponsored coup. The opening of the eastern and western island crossings, Famagusta Dherniya and Lefke […]

Dozens Of Civilians Killed By Militia In Central African Republic

At least 34 civilians have been left dead and many more wounded following attacks made by armed groups on villages in the northwest of the Central African Republic on 21st May. The attacks, which took place in villages belonging to the Ouham-Pendé Prefecture, were carried out by the rebel militia […]