Claire Walsh

Protests In Hong Kong Continue After Five Months

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, many of which have been met with violence, have now been taking place for five months. They originally began as a response to an extradition law that would have made it possible for Hong Kong citizens to be brought to mainland China for certain punishments. […]

Al-Shebab Launches Attack Against U.S. Base In Baledogle

On Monday, members of the armed group Al-Shebab attacked a U.S. military special forces base located in Baledogle, Somalia. While there were no immediate casualties as a result of the attack, the attackers used car bombs to breach the outside gates of the base. Though the blasts and the gunfire […]

Protesters Maintain Their Momentum In Algeria

Demonstrators in Algeria continue to protest as they have since last February, when they began to rise up against former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protesters maintain that they will not stop organizing until a civilian government is established in place of the current arrangement run by military officials and politicians. […]

Protesters Continue To Gain Ground In Hong Kong

On June 11, hundreds of thousands of protesters surrounded and attempted to storm the legislative building in Hong Kong to delay conversations about a controversial extradition bill. Protesters felt the bill would interrupt the “one China, two systems” arrangement with the United Kingdom that has been in place since 1997. […]

One Killed And Several Wounded In Militia Attack On Protesters In El-Souk

On July 14, witnesses say that members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) stationed in El-Souk in the state of Sennar in Sudan shot and killed a protester and injured several others. The shooting began after citizens gathered at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) office to protest the […]

Protests Continue In Hong Kong Through Attempts To Inform Mainlanders

On July 7, a peaceful protest involving about 230,000 people arrived at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, an establishment that connects Hong Kong and mainland China. The demonstration was intended to protest a controversial extradition bill recently proposed in China. The Kowloon location was chosen in order to make the […]

Protests Continue In Honduras Surrounding Tenth Anniversary Of 2009 Coup

Anti-government protests continue to take place in Honduras in the wake of a coup in June 2009. The protesters are calling for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández, whose government has encouraged violence against protesters. Since the coup, the people of Honduras have suffered a lack of public services, […]

A Hashtag Is Not Enough- International Assistance Needed To End Violence in Khartoum

In December 2018, protests ignited in Sudan in response to high bread prices, which were representative of a larger economic problems. As the protests escalated, they spread across the country as people from all walks of life joined together to protest about their living conditions. Even after attempts to solve […]

Fayez Al-Sarraj Proposes Elections For Libya In The Absence Of A Ceasefire In Tripoli

On June 16th, Fayez al-Sarraj of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya suggested that elections and the creation of a “Libyan congress” could move the country toward a peaceful end to the ongoing war. The proposal comes in the midst of continued conflict in Tripoli where GNA forces […]

U.S. Ambassador States Israel Has A Right To Some West Bank Territory

In an interview with The New York Times at his residence, David M. Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, stated that Israel has a right to annex some of the West Bank territory. There are currently three million Palestinians and about 600,000 Jewish settlers living in West Bank. The annexation […]