Abigail Kennedy

About Abigail Kennedy

Abigail is a prelaw philosophy student at the University of Michigan.

The Dam In Ethiopia And Threats Of Water War

Recent provisions to complete the project of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, just south of the Sudanese border, has heightened tension between the countries that lie along the river. While Sudan has shown public support for the construction of the dam, Egypt has also strongly vocalized […]

Student Activists Push For Improved Gun Control Following School Shooting In Parkland, Florida

A pro-gun control rally was held on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where students, families, and many other activists demanded tighter gun control in the U.S., according to BBC News. There is a strong, and growing movement for the reform of gun laws in order to protect American citizens from […]

Yemeni Civil War: Conflict Between Allies And The World’s ‘Worst Humanitarian Crisis’

Fighting between Separatists and Pro-Government forces underwent a cease-fire in the southern city of Aden when representatives from Yemen’s allies, Saudi-Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met to diffuse the conflict. The Yemeni government in exile has been operating in Aden since the Houthis, a Shiite-linked militant group backed […]

Libyan Migration And The EU’s ‘Policy Of Containment’

On Friday, CNN uncovered a video of Sudanese migrants kidnapped and tortured for ransom in Libya. The video showed victims being whipped while they begged their families to send money for their freedom.  After strong pressure from social media, Libyan Special Forces intervened and arrested four men found at the location and freed […]

Catalonian Crisis Costs Spain ‘1 Billion Euros’ 1

On October 1st, 2017, Catalonia went to ballot, asking only one question, “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?” According to BBC News, the voter turnout was low, at 40%. However, the Spanish government played a large role in the intervention of […]