Eli McGarvie

About Eli McGarvie

Graduate from the Australia National University, studying a Masters in writing at the University of Queensland.

One Hundred Nigerians Killed In Clashes Since The New Year

Over 100 Nigerians have been killed from ongoing feuds between nomadic herdsmen and farmers, in central Nigeria, since the new year. The violence has reportedly intensified recently in three central Nigerian states – Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. A mass burial was held on the 11th of January 2018, for over […]

The J20 Defendants, And The Case For Alexei Wood

Trials have begun in the U.S. on the first group of J20 defendants, one of which is “journalist” Alexei Wood, a 37 year old from San Antonio, Texas. The group of defendants were arrested back in January 2017 at the presidential inauguration held in Washington, D.C. They were among a […]

The Next Successor of Zimbabwe

On Monday, 6th of November, Mugabe’s vice president and long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked over allegations of “disloyalty”. He has since fled the country to South Africa, fearing for his life, seeking refuge. Grace Mugabe (Robert Mugabe’s wife), has been slowly building a political career since 2014; she is […]

Ministerial Shake-up In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has removed multiple ministers and princes from ministerial positions amid an anti-corruption investigation headed by the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The news was announced on state media on November 4, 2017, with an official statement from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who eluded to the exploitation […]

Catalonian Democracy And Article 155

Catalonia has been thrown into chaos this month, beginning on October 1, after the Catalonian President declared independence following a referendum. But immediately after the decided vote, the Spanish court deemed Catalonian independence illegal and suspended all processes of independence reform. The self-proclaimed independence has sparked debate all over Europe, […]

Secret Mass Trials in Nigeria

Since the beginning of October (2017), Nigerian courts have begun a series of mass trials of suspected Islamic terrorists, approximately 2,300 in total. All suspects are thought to be linked to the terrorist organization of Boko Haram, which has been violently operating in Nigeria for the last decade. Boko Haram, […]

Mysterious Braid Chopping In Northern India Sparks Protests

Indian has been at the centre of some odd and mysterious behaviour, which surfaced recently but has been ongoing since September (2017). News outlets are calling it ‘braid-chopping’, and it is exactly that. Multiple reports have come from Northern India, claiming assailants forcibly removing hair from unsuspecting women. The total […]

Life Sentences For Those Involved In Attempted Turkish Coup

Trials have concluded on high profile individuals involved in the attempted coup against the Turkish government in July of 2016. Forty people have been handed life sentences after being found guilty in the attempted assassination of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Current Turkish President) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. Among the […]

Economic Hardship Sparks Protests In Zimbabwe

Protests in the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been increasing in size and frequency over the last two years. In fact, the reaction from the government headed by Robert Mugabe has been to pressure the police to use brutal tactics to subvert dissent. The most recent protest occurred on 29 […]

The United Nations Role In The Democratic Republic of Congo: Failures and Solutions

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a war-torn country in Central Africa, currently rated as the 2nd poorest nation in the world. Today, DRC has approximately 19,000 UN peacekeepers operating on its soil, combating at least 30 (unknown) armed militant groups ravaging the country. The United Nations’ goal has […]