Fraser Lawrance

About Fraser Lawrance

Fraser is currently studying a double degree of Law and Arts at Macquarie University, majoring in International Relations. He is highly passionate about international issues and injustices, and feels strongly about raising awareness in particular for humanitarian issues. In the future he hopes to work as a diplomat for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Human Weapons: What Drives People To Become Suicide Bombers?

When it comes to acts of terror, nothing quite compares to suicide attacks. Showing complete disregard for their own lives as they detonate explosives strapped to their own body, many people are unable to comprehend what could possibly drive people to commit such acts. Nevertheless, suicide bombings are a very […]

Protesters Killed as DRC President Refuses to Step Down

  Protests against President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) turned violent on Tuesday, with government forces firing into crowds and killing over forty people. President Kabila has been president of the DRC since 2001, with his second term having expired on Tuesday. The DRC constitution prohibits […]

Genocide Looms In Burundi’s ‘Forgotten Conflict’

  Tensions are mounting between ethnic groups in the central African country of Burundi as violations of human rights increase and the government begins to withdraw from the international community. Turmoil in the country began in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to run for a third term, […]

150,000 Indonesians March Against Governor of Jakarta in Violent Protests

On Friday, around 150,000 Jakartan Muslims took to the streets to demonstrate against the city’s Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, in relation to comments he made regarding the Quran. The protest was spearheaded by the Islamic Defender’s Front, a militant group consisting of hardline Muslims who were […]