Day: June 21, 2021

Over 100 Killed In Suspected Terrorist Attack In Northern Burkina Faso

During an overnight attack on June 4, a group of suspected extremists killed as many as 132 people, including 7 children, in the village of Solhan in the Yagha province in Burkina Faso. One local source described to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) traumatic scenes of gunmen methodically orchestrating “executions.” Government

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Solhan Massacre In Burkina Faso

Between June 4th-5th, over a dozen men, women and children were killed in one of the deadliest attacks in Burkina Faso since the conflict with armed groups that began in 2015. In Ouagadougou, armed assailants began attacking workers in a goldmine on the outskirts of Solhan, a village in the

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Ethiopian Government Releases Statement On Tigray Actions

On June 3rd, 2021, The Ethiopian Government released a statement defending its presence and actions within its northern Tigray province. The statement was released by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office and “condemned the acts that put life and dignity of civilians in danger.” In the past months, the Ethiopian National

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No End In Sight For War In Tigray

For seven months, unrest and violence have rocked Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Widespread atrocities have been reported, including dozens of civilian massacres, pervasive sexual violence, and alleged starvation crimes. Thousands have been killed, more than two million have been displaced, and the region has been plunged into a dire humanitarian

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E.U. Spends Billions On Digital Fortress To Keep Out Migrants

For many countries, especially those with access to COVID-19 vaccines, the reality of post-pandemic life is within reach. Among the most anticipated aspects of a world unrestricted by coronavirus is the possibility of travel. Already, countries are easing restrictions on international travel as the world looks to regain a sense

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Pope Francis Calls For Summit Of Lebanese Christian Community Leaders

On May 30th, Pope Francis announced that Lebanese Christian leaders would meet him in the Vatican on July 1st to address Lebanon’s economic and political crisis. During the summit, the Pope plans to reflect on the crisis and discuss potential action plans. Pope Francis expressed through Vatican News that the

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Pressure Mounts On Mali After Military Coup

Mali has experienced its second coup in a year. The army decided to take over the country by force and detained the President and Prime Minister, Bah Ndaw and Moctar Ouane, respectively. The two governing personnel were part of the interim government that was established after the first military coup

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Militant Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves 160 Dead

Around 2 am on the night of June 5th, residents of the Solhan village in northern Burkina Faso were met with a barrage of bullets after a group of attackers opened fire in what is considered the deadliest attack the nation has seen since the onset of violent militant attacks

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The Fight For West Papua

On Wednesday, protesters at the Land Forces Expo in Brisbane rallied against producers who supply weapons to Indonesia. There have been persistent allegations that Indonesian security forces have perpetrated severe human rights abuses on Melanesian West Papuans, including extrajudicial killings. The West Papua Liberation Army (WPLA) conducted an ambush attack

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Ongoing Salafi-Jihadi Movement Threatens Regional Stability

Several African countries including the G5 Sahel of Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania, as well as France, are holding talks in Chad’s capital city, N’Djamena, to address the unstable security dynamics in the Sahel region. This comes as 100 civilians were killed just this week in a Burkina

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