Daily Archives: April 13, 2020


Coronavirus Represents An Existential Threat To Brazilian Indigenous Communities

On April 1st, Brazil saw the first official coronavirus case in a member of its indigenous population. The 20-year-old woman was a member of the Kokama community, located in the district of Santo Antonio do Içá. By April 9th, at least seven indigenous Brazilians had tested positive for the virus. The […]


U.S. Promises Public Assessment Of Civilian Casualties In Somalia Airstrikes

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that it will begin publishing quarterly reports of civilian casualty allegations and assessments. AFRICOM, which is responsible for U.S. military operations and relations on the African continent, has faced mounting criticism that civilian casualties resulting from U.S. airstrikes in Somalia are consistently under-reported. […]


U.S. Designates Russian White Supremacist Group As Terrorist Organization 1

On April 6, the United States has designated a supremacist group the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), as a global terrorist organization and the group’s leaders — Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev, and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov — as global terrorists. With the designation, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets […]


Pope Francis Starts Emergency COVID-19 Fund

On Monday April 6, Pope Francis started an emergency fund  to help developing countries affected by the coronavirus and jumpstarted the donations with a generous contribution of $750,000. The Pope has also specifically asked church entities and dioceses to contribute.  This initiative differs from the response of other nations. For […]


Public Trust In Times Of Crisis – New Zealand’s Successful COVID-19 Response

In times of crisis, people look to their leaders to take decisive action. The COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified this well as the global population relies on their governments to prevent widespread infection and minimize fatalities. While many global leaders, such as U.S. President Donald Trump, have been criticized for inadequate […]


In The Philippines And Elsewhere, Coronavirus Is Enabling Human Rights Abuses

On 5 April, it was announced that a 63-year-old man in the Philippines had been shot dead for violating coronavirus lockdown rules by not wearing a mask. To date, the virus has infected 4,428 Filipinos and killed 247, and with numbers increasing daily, the government has announced strict measures to […]