Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

U.S. To Allow Somalis To Report Deaths Of Civilians From U.S. Led Airstrikes

In February, an air strike caused severe civilian casualties in Somalia. This air strike was reportedly the fault of the U.S., a recent statement revealed. The U.S. Africa Command revealed a statement on Monday regarding the air strike. Reportedly, two Somali civilians were killed, and three were injured from the […]

Fire Damages Greek Island Refugee Centre Amid Tensions

On Saturday March 7, a fire broke out at a refugee centre located on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece’s firefighting service stated on Sunday that no injuries or casualties have been reported. However, significant damage to a warehouse containing various furniture and electrical appliances has been sustained. The installation, […]

A Hodge-Podge Of Incompetence

One of the most dangerous aspects of the pandemic is the steady flow of falsehoods and disinformation being distributed across social media. In particular, on Facebook, articles that promote supposed ‘cures’ create false narratives about the virus’ transmission, or evoke racial hostilities towards certain ethnic groups that can be misleading […]

The First Wave Of COVID-19 Clusters Hits Yemen Days After Southern Transitional Council Declares Self-Rule In Southern Region

On April 25th, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized government buildings and the central bank in the southern port city of Aden. The separatist militant organization waved the flags of the former Southern Yemen and declared self-rule in the country’s southern districts. The move threatens to add a new dimension […]

Burundi Vote Campaign Begins In Shadow Of Violence And COVID-19

On Monday, Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections despite opposition accusations of intimidation, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Burundi, there has only been one death and fifteen Coronavirus cases found with minimal symptoms; thus, authorities are pushing for the May 20th vote, searching […]