Daily Archives: July 16, 2019

The UN Has Condemned The Suffering Of Migrants And Refugees In Libyan Detention Centres, But Is It Enough?

  The United Nations has come forward and called for the dismantling of all detention centres in Libya as the facilities are not fit to house migrants according to a report by the BBC. The statement from the UN comes approximately two weeks after a tragic incident in Libya in […]

Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After Critical UN Report Published

On Thursday, Venezuela reportedly released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni, journalist Braulio Jatar, and twenty students, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her office. The news came after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on Bachelet’s report after a visit […]

Remembering Asifa Bano: The Tragedy Of Her Passing

In early June, the verdict for the brutally savage drugging, gang rape and murder of 8-year-old Asifa Bano in Jammu Kashmir state was delivered which saw three men sentenced to life imprisonment and a further three police personnel jailed for five years for their complicity in her torture and the […]

Taliban, Afghan Leaders Urge For “Zero Civilian Casualties”

After two-day peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives in the Doha, Qatar, both sides have ended with a call to reduce civilian casualties to “zero” in the war-torn country. The intra-Afghan meetings, mediated by Qatar and Germany, saw the participation of Afghan politicians, civil society members, including […]

African Leaders Establish Continental Free Trade Agreement

African political and economic leaders held a summit last week to work towards finalizing a $3.4 trillion free trade bloc known as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This effort would unite economies across the continent, encompassing 1.3 billion people, 55 nations, and a combined GDP of approximately $2.5 […]

Dengue Fever Is Massively Spreading Across Thailand 1

According to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology at the Department of Disease Control, there have already been more than 28 thousand cases and 53 death cases from the mosquito-borne Dengue virus. Last year, there were only 33 death cases. The Chiang Rai Times reports that medics have commented on the […]