Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

Prevalence Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa And What Can Be Done About It

In the midst of discourse surrounding a number of xenophobic attacks occurring in South Africa, conversations around femicide and gender-based violence have also been re-sparked. According to official government numbers, about 137 sexual offences are committed a day, and over 30 women were killed by their spouses in the month […]

Houthi Rebels Announce An End To Saudi Targeted Attacks

The leader of the Houthi rebels in Yemen has announced that the group is willing to end all targeted strikes against Saudi Arabia. In a televised address on Friday, the Houthi Supreme Political Council Chair, Mahdi al-Mashat, made it clear that the rebels would no longer use weapons such as […]

Taliban Lifts Ban On Red Cross In Afghanistan

This week the Taliban announced that it has lifted its ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and resumed protection of this staff in areas of high violence throughout Afghanistan. According to NPR, the ICRC is one of the most active humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan today. In […]

Protests Continue In Algeria Despite Government Crackdowns

On Friday, Al Jazeera reported that thousands of Algerian protestors had gathered in the capital of Algiers to demand the removal of the country’s powerful army chief, General Ahmed Gaid Salah, despite a heavy deployment of security forces in the city. This demonstration marked the 31st consecutive week of protests […]

Cries Of Corruption Amidst Protests In Cairo

Late Friday night, hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Cairo, decrying alleged corruption in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime. This was spurred on by a series of viral videos made by former military building contractor and actor Mohamed Ali, which detailed various contracts he had completed while in […]

Indonesian, Malaysian Schools Closed By Toxic Haze

Thousands of schools in Malaysia and Indonesia were ordered shut Thursday amidst concerns about air quality. More than 1.7 million students have been sent home in response to toxic haze, a by-product of the forest fires that have been raging across the islands of Borneo and Sumatra since early last […]