Eunice Hammond


When Peace Is Controversial: Cambodia Celebrates “Victory over Genocide Day”

On Monday January 7, 2019, Cambodia held large celebrations to commemorate “Victory Over Genocide Day.” The celebrations took place in the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, where Cambodians celebrated the overthrow of Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge was a communist regime which held […]


Violence Amidst The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

The ongoing crisis in Cameroon has caused great concern and attracted international attention as the conflict continues to unfold. On Wednesday, November 7, 76 of the 78 children who were kidnapped from the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda were returned to their families. The children were held for two days […]


What Do We Do In The Face Of Intolerance And Hate Crimes?

In the past week, the effects of intolerance and hate crimes against others has been blatantly visible in the news. The shooting of 11 people at a Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shocked many around the world. The violence at the Tree of Life Synagogue was conducted by suspect Robert […]


Deadly Shooting At Polytechnic College In Crimea

On Wednesday, October 17th, eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov opened fire at the Kerch Polytechnic College in Crimea before fatally shooting himself. Roslyakov was enrolled at the college as a fourth-year student. In addition to shooting victims with a hunting rifle, he also used home-made bombs. The attack began with an explosion […]


Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad

On October 5, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad who both worked against the sexual abuse of women in conflict zones. Dennis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who helped women raped during the conflict in Congo, dubbed the “rape capital of the world’’ by […]


The Effects of War On Healthcare Infrastructure And Health Workers: Chaos Compounding Death and Injury

Often, when we think of war and unrest in countries, the first thing that is discussed or thought about is the violence and the immediate resulting casualties. The number of deaths and injuries as a result of violence within a country or area is one of the key determinants for […]


Deadly Attack In Beni City, Democratic Republic Of Congo Carried Out By Rebels

On Saturday, September 22nd, rebels attacked Beni City, a city in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Beni City and surrounding areas are being attacked by the Allied Defence Forces which is a Ugandan rebel group. The Allied Defence Forces began operating in the region in 1995. […]


South Sudan’s President Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Leader

On Wednesday September 12, South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal to end the civil war that has been raging in South Sudan since 2013. This deal was signed in the wake of another peace deal that was signed two weeks ago between […]


Ethiopia Signs Deal With Oromo Rebels

In an effort to improve security and diplomatic relations, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been attempting to reconcile with Ethiopian dissidents overseas. As part of these efforts, an offer of reconciliation was extended to the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) which had been added to Ethiopia’s list of banned terrorist […]