Andoni Barrica

Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan Leaders Meet to Reaffirm Peace Deal 1

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrea’s President, Isais Afwerki, recently visited South Sudan for high-level meetings with their President, Salva Kiir, in hopes to reaffirm peace talks between the regime and local rebels. This move was done amidst fears that last year’s peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar […]

Former Israel Minister Of Energy And Infrastructure Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison 1

On Tuesday, February 26th: Former Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Gonen Segev was sentenced to 11 years in prison after admitting to spying for Iran in January. According to Al Jazeera, he pled guilty to intentionally sharing information to an enemy nation with the intent to harm Israel. Segev, […]

India Rejects Pakistan PM’s Claims On Kashmir Attack

On Friday, February 15th, in the wake of a suicide attack that claimed the lives of 44 Kashmir policemen, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned to expect a strong response from his nation.  According to Reuters, the Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, took responsibility for a vehicle filled with explosives that […]

Turkish Government Slashes Food Prices As Election Nears

Recently, in two of Turkey’s largest cities, Ankara and Istanbul, authorities have opened their own stalls to sell staple Turkish vegetables at half their price, in an effort to battle what they deem “food terrorism.” According to Reuters, the state believes that this is a direct result of actions made […]

Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]

Saudi Scholar Dies In Prison Due To Alleged Torture

Recently, a popular Imam and preacher at Medina’s Prophet Mosque, Ahmed al-Amari, has died while in prison. In an Al-Jazeera article published on January 21st, activists had argued al-Amari’s death was the result of poor conditions in the prison. Al-Amari’s son Abudllah had taken to Twitter to confirm his father’s […]

Myanmar Denounces UN Report on Ronhingya Genocide

On August 24th, the United Nations has released a report holding Myanmar military Tatmadaw accountable for multiple massacres and gang rapes against the Rohingya minority people in the Rakhine, Kachin, and Shaw regions. According to The Guardian, the report cites multiple cases of murders, imprisonments, enforced disappearances, torture, rapes and […]

Rise of Local Justice Systems in South Sudan

Known as the youngest nation, South Sudan has endured years of civil war that has subsequently stripped it of resources and capital, leaving many in the nation to implement their own judicial systems to resolve their issues. One such system is known as “bench courts” was established in 2016 within […]