Daily Archives: April 23, 2020

East African Food Shortages: Second Wave of Locusts Rocks the Region’s Food Supply

A wave of locust swarms is descending upon east Africa for the second time this year, according to a report update released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) last week. The swarms threaten to devastate the food security and livelihoods of over 25 million people in the region. […]

ISIL Militant Activity Intensifies In Afghanistan As The U.S. Begins To Implement Exit Strategy

The Afghan affiliate of ISIL, known as the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) fired five rockets at the Bagram airfield in Afghanistan early on April 9. No casualties or injuries occurred according to Resolute Support – the NATO-led mission stationed at the U.S. base. The attack comes several weeks after the […]

Is Trump Pushing For The Persian Gulf To Become The Ultimate Flashpoint In The U.S.-Iran Conflict?

On Wednesday April 22nd, President Donald Trump contributed to the latest escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf. On Wednesday night, the U.S. president tweeted that “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.” […]