Grace Faremi

About Grace Faremi

Grace is a graduate student at the school of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.She has a keen Interest in African Politics and Security, Peace, and Global Security.

Tension In Tanzania As Police Bans Anti-Government Protest

On Thursday April 26, 2018, streets in Tanzania remained quiet despite the purported protest that was supposed to be held by the anti-government parties. According to the local news, businesses were shut down in the major towns, like Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, on Thursday, as the security forces took […]

Protesters Lay Corpses In Front Of The UN Office In Central African Republic

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at least 17 corpses were laid out in front of the UN headquarters in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR), in protests over the operations of the UN-led peacekeepers and the local security forces against armed groups that targeted the Muslim […]

Is AMISOM Ripe Enough To Withdraw Troops From Somalia?

The African led-peacekeeping forces in Somalia under the mandates of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to withdraw all its forces from the country by December 2020 following the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2372 (2017).  This calls for a gradual, conditions-based, withdrawal of AMISOM troops from […]

Thirteen Million In Need Of Humanitarian Aid In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

On Monday February 19, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock in his report to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called for urgent humanitarian assistance for about 13 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He also stated that over four million […]

Violence In Eastern Ghouta

The recent February 2018 bombardment of Eastern Ghouta located near Damascus, capital of Syria, is one of the bloodiest episodes of said nation’s seven-year-old conflict, which has led to the killings of more than 600 civilians, most of them being women and children. Eastern Ghouta has seen and experienced the […]

17 Killed In Mozambique’s Capital During Dump Collapse

On Monday, February 19th, at around 3 am (GMT Time),  a 15-metre pile of garbage collapsed on homes near the Hulene landfill shortly after heavy rainfall in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. The heavy rainfall was said to have triggered the incident, causing the loose waste to shift and crash down on […]

Maldives Declares State Of Emergency As Crisis Deepens

On February 5th, the Maldives’ President, Abdulla Yameen, declared a 15-day state of emergency after the Supreme Court passed a ruling in favour of former President Mohamed Nasheed and other key political prisoners. Shortly after the declaration, national security forces under the order of Yameen broke their way into the […]