Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

US Power Grids Were At Risk Due To Hacker Malicious Attacks

Power grids in the United States were reported to have been cyber attacked several months ago by a group of hackers. They were not able to trigger any outages or incidents. Drago, a cybersecurity firm, inspected the power grids for weak spots and tracked a group of hackers known as […]

Internet Blackout In Sudan Amid Protests 2

Sudan has been completely cut off from the internet in recent times. The blackout has been gradual, with locals originally only experiencing intermittent blackouts, however there is now a total shutdown. The shutdown comes months after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in April after protests had rocked the […]

Ebola Crosses Border Into Uganda, Claims 2 Lives 2

After a year since the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first disease-related deaths have crossed the northeastern border into Uganda on Monday, 10 June of this week. These are the first deaths caused by Ebola in Uganda since an outbreak in 2012, when […]

LGBT+ Refugees Eviction From ‘Safe Housing’ In Kenya A Result Of Discrimination

LGBT+ refugees from a number of African countries were evicted from their refugee housing in Kenya on Friday. According to Reuters, the 76 LGBT+ refugees moved to Nairobi in April, seeking greater protection from discrimination they received within Kenyan refugee camps. On June 12, the landlord told the group to […]

Greenpeace Activists Determined To Disrupt BP

Greenpeace activists are certainly adamant to prevent BP drilling in the British North Sea, after activists climbed back onto a drilling rig on Friday, merely days after Scottish Police removed protestors from the rig. BP’s rig is located in the Vorlich Field, a recently discovered oil field located off Cromarty […]

Concerns Over Increasing North Korean Involvement In Nepal

Since February this year, North Korea’s Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) has expressed interest in investing in Nepal’s hydroelectric and agricultural industries. With increasing North Korean economic involvement inside Nepal’s border, the U.S. has pressed Nepal to abstain from hosting North Korean business and observe the U.N.’s sanctions. In […]

U.S.-Iran Tensions Raised Over Burning Of Oil Tankers 1

On June 13th 2019, images of two burning oil tankers in the waters of the Gulf of Oman – literally reignited – tensions between regional Gulf states and international powers including the United States, the United Kingdom and Iran. Tensions in the Gulf have remained close to breaking point as […]

Sudan’s Military Blames Protesters For Deadly Crackdown 1

        The Sudanese Military has publicly blamed civilian protesters for the deadly military crackdown that resulted in the murders of dozens of civilians in a protest camp. The Sudanese military claims that the protestors committed crimes by closing off roads and creating barricades, and that the protestors […]

Brazilian President Fires Head Of Indigenous Affairs And Pushes For Development In The Amazon

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the head of the indigenous affairs agency after a push to free reservation lands, including those in the Amazon rainforest, for commercial agriculture and mining. It was confirmed that the head of the National Indigenous Affairs agency (FUNAI), Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas, was removed […]

Further Sanctions Threaten Diplomatic Efforts 1

Relations between the United States and Iran continued to worsen this week. While President Trump has reiterated his own openness to working with the Iranian government to deescalate tensions, his administration’s imposition of further economic sanctions offers a different story. Friday’s sanctions are the harshest yet, targeting Iran’s largest petrochemical […]