Daily Archives: October 9, 2020


Egyptian Authorities Continue To Arbitrarily Arrest And Abuse LGBT People

The Egyptian government continues to systematically target lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Human Rights Watch (HRW) listed arbitrary arrests, inhumane detainments, torture, sexual violence, and various forms of abuse, including anal examinations and “virginity tests” in an extensive report this week. Although Egyptian law does not explicitly criminalize […]


After Mali Coup, Civilian And Former Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane Named Interim Prime Minister

Former President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was held at gunpoint and forced to resign in a coup led by Mali’s military junta on August 18, leaving an interim government in his place. The coup followed months of civilian protests over Keita’s inability to end inter-ethnic violence and violence by […]


Several Killed In Ambush In Northeastern Nigeria

A security convoy carrying displaced persons back to their home was ambushed by suspected terrorists in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria on September 25th, 2020. At least 18 people were killed, including four civilians and 10 police officers. The Islamist militant group ‘Islamic State in the West African Province’ (ISWAP) claimed […]


U.S Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran

On September 19th, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Iran. These sanctions follow Resolution 2231, which endorsed a state participant triggering a “snap back” mechanism from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA). In invoking this clause, the U.S referred to Iran’s “significant non-compliance” with the nuclear deal. […]