Daily Archives: August 6, 2019


Protests At Ihumatao

Tuesday, August 6th, was yet another call for people across New Zealand to fight for the protection of Ihumatao. It is a day that has built up over the last three weeks, as protesters have held ground trying to stop Fletcher Building from using the land for their own construction, […]


The Brotherhood Between Peace And Apology, And Its Relationship With The Nigerian Civil War (1957-1960) 1

In 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested and imprisoned. After a court trial, popularly known as the Rivonia trial, he was charged for treason and subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. Nelson Mandela spent a total of 27 years in prison, where he shuttled between Robben Island, Pollsmoor and Victor Verster prisons, respectively. Mandela was […]


President El-Sisi Meets With Sudan’s Hemeti A Day Before Power-Deal Talks Resume

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the deputy head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC), General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in Cairo ahead of resumption of power talks. TMC has been accused of and heavily criticized for a brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators which occurred in June. Dagalo, widely known […]


Pedro Pierluisi Nominated As Puerto Rico’s New Governor 3

On August 2nd, Ricardo Rosselló finally resigned as Puerto Rico’s governor,  nominating Pedro Pierluisi as his successor. On July 22nd, the headline of El Nuevo Dia, the country’s leading newspaper, read: ‘Governor, it is now time to listen to your people: you must resign.’ Since July 13th, hundreds of thousands […]


Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker In A Month

Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf claiming it was smuggling fuel to Arab states. According to Iranian news agency ISNA, the vessel was intercepted Wednesday night by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s 2nd Marine Corps. Iran’s state media Press TV reported that the vessel had seven crew […]