Daily Archives: June 15, 2019

The Home Office Honours Pride Whilst Rejecting Gay Rugby Player’s Asylum Claim

Kenneth Macharia has been left feeling hopeless after his asylum claim to remain in England was rejected by the Home Office. The 39-year-old Bristol Bisons rugby player, who has a degree in mechanical engineering, first arrived in the U.K. on a student visa in 2009. His first asylum claim was […]

Amnesty Law Frees Protesters And Police In Nicaragua 1

Over 100 protesters jailed in connection with last year’s protests have been released this week in Nicaragua. They have been granted amnesty following a new law backed by President Ortega and passed by Ortega’s Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) MPs in Congress on 8 June. More than 700 people were […]

Strike Paralyzes Haiti As Protesters Demand President Resigns

Several thousand demonstrators marched in a two-day strike through the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince this past Sunday demanding the resignation of current President Jovenel Moise over allegations of corruption. Similar protests were seen in other parts of Haiti including Jacmel, Cap-Haitien, Saint-Marc, and Gonaives. The rally, organized by opposition parties and […]

Gunmen Attack Villages In Sokoto

Several gunmen attacked multiple villages in the norther Nigerian state of Sokoto on Saturday night, leaving at least 43 people dead after the overnight raids. The bandits also raided the villages and stole livestock, devastating local communities. These attacks have recently become much more frequent in many northern Nigerian states, […]

Taking A Step Towards Greater Transparency Of Immigration Detention Centres 1

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20thJune, is #StepWithRefugees – Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day encourages supporters around the world to ‘walk, run and cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety’. Asylum Insights reports that as of […]

Water Wars: How Scarcity Exacerbates Conflict

Around the world, water scarcity is increasingly changing the face of conflict. Beyond its being essential to human survival – one can only live a few days without consumption – water is also required for basic hygiene and agricultural production. In 2013, the Global Water Institute found that 43 countries […]