Anri Dreyer

War On Cholera

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced one of their most ambitious projects. According to New Scientist, WHO and at least 50 other organisations, including governments and other aid agencies, will band together in the first-ever Global Task Force on Cholera Control. The goal is to reduce worldwide cholera […]

Egypt’s LGBTQ Community Not Illegal But Publicly Condemned

Indie-rock band Mashrou’ Leila may face a performance ban in Egypt after multiple controversial arrests at their recent show in Cairo. Seven concertgoers were arrested after waving LGBTQ pride flags throughout the performance. The Lebanese band and openly gay lead singer Hamed Sinno, have previously been prevented from performing in Jordan. […]

New Report Reveals Children Living As Modern Slaves

For the first time, The International Labour Organization (ILO) has collaborated with the Walk Free Foundation, producing a report entitled “The 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery.” The report defines slavery as a condition when “a person is being exploited or forced…cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, […]

Dreamers Left In Limbo After Trump Decides To Ditch DACA

On Tuesday morning U.S. President Donald Trump announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); a promise he made in his campaign that always emphasized border hardening and reducing immigration. His brash promise has been put into action and is drastically altering the lives of 800 thousand […]

Peace On The Horizon As Negotiations With Colombia’s Rebel Groups Are Underway

Colombia’s most prominent rebel group the ELN, or National Liberation Army, announced earlier this week that they have killed a Russian hostage who has been detained by the group since November. The rebel group claim Arsen Voskanyan was attempting to steal and smuggle Colombian wildlife, including native poisonous frogs. He […]

Famine And Disease: The Consequences Of The Yemeni Civil War

An airstrike this Wednesday evening on a local hotel just north of Yemen’s capital Sanaa has been the latest tragedy in the country’s two-year civil war. The most recent death toll places casualties from this one incident at around 50 people. Rescuers and witnesses reporting to BBC from the small […]

“War On Drugs” Becomes Massacre In The Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in June of last year. His bolstered campaign promised harsher punishments for criminals and stressed a national crackdown on the countries pervasive drug problem. As covered by CNN in his campaign, Duterte suggested that the government could not control the drug problem for reasons that […]

Global Heat Waves: Paris Climate Agreement Reaches Boiling Point

A new study released this week stressed the dire need to address climate change not only as a scientific issue, but a humanitarian one as well. By Eun-Soom Im and colleagues, the study predicts that by 2100 most of South Asia and parts of the Middle East will become uninhabitable. […]

‘Neutral’ Councils That Exclude Women Are Putting Pakistan’s Women In Danger

Earlier this week, BBC World news reported on a revenge-rape incident that occurred in Muzaffarabad, in the province of Punjab in southern Pakistan. The local jirga (council of elders) ordered the teenager to be raped in front of her family as the result of another case brought to the council. […]

Evicting Egyptians To Combat Inflation

On Sunday, a clash between Cairo police forces and civilians resulted in the death of one person, the injury of 19 other citizens and at least 30 police officers. The Al Jazeera reported that the deadly encounter occurred when the government issued law enforcement the task of removing “squatters” from […]