Lauren Brasington

About Lauren Brasington

Lauren is currently a Senior at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse pursuing a Bachelors in Political Science with minors in Professional & Technical Writing and Legal Studies. She hopes to eventually go on to pursue a Juris Doctor following her undergraduate studies.

Felix Tshisekedi Quits DRC Opposition Unity Deal

Last week, Felix Tshisekedi, head of the largest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) joined six other opposition leaders in Geneva to sign a “Unity Deal” which would make Martin Fayula the collective opposition candidate in the upcoming presidential election. The other major candidate is the […]

Cameroon’s Paul Biya ‘Easily’ Wins Seventh Term As President

Cameroon’s Paul Biya ‘easily’ won the October 7th vote, successfully entering into his seventh term as President. The 85-year-old received over 71% of the vote, according to Cameroon’s Constitutional Council. President Biya represents the oldest leader in Sub-Saharan Africa’s history and easily surpassed his opposing candidate, Maurice Kamtos who only received […]

Dozens Killed in Ethiopia Ethnic Clashes

Last week, at least 44 individuals were killed and upwards of 70,000 fled their homes amid horrific violence in western Ethiopia. These bloody ethnic clashes, between rival ethnic groups, occurred on the border between central Oromia and western Benishangul-Gumuz regions, according to local officials said Al Jazeera. According to residents […]

Macedonia President Urges Boycott Of Name-Change Referendum: Referendum Fails To Meet Threshold

On September 23rd Macedonia President Gjorge Ivanov called upon voters to boycott the high stakes name-change referendum which would change the name from the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia. President Ivanov told the UN General Assembly last week, “On September 30, I will not go out […]

Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign New Peace Agreement in Saudi Arabia

On Sunday, September 16th, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki attended a summit in Saudi Arabia to sign a new peace agreement, referred to as the “Jeddah Agreement”– cementing a previously unstable relationship between the two former Horn of Africa rivals. The summit was hosted in […]