Daily Archives: June 16, 2019


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]