Author: Isabelle Hamilton

Hope Drowns On Rubber Boat – Another 15 Libyan Migrants Dead

Fifteen hopeful migrants have drowned in another attempt to escape the failing structure of Libya to a promising new chance at life in Europe.  The Mediterranean Sea has become a graveyard once again, claiming a total of at least 56 people between two shipwrecks in a week. The presumed dead

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“No More Fear” – Youth Of Tunisia Fight For Their Future

Tunisian protesters flooded the capital city of Tunis fighting for a stop to police repression, corruption and poverty against the grim backdrop of COVID-19. Nights of unrest and arrests plagued disenfranchised areas of 14 cities within Tunisia as protesters chanted “No more fear, the streets belong to the people” and

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The Dirty Business Of Baby Factories In Nigeria

Illegal maternity units, known as ‘baby factories,’ are rampant in Nigeria’s black market. The latest police raid rescued ten people, consisting of four children aged between one to four years, four pregnant women and two other women from a separate illegal maternity home on Wednesday, December 2nd, in the Mowe

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Twin Bombing Incinerates Afghanistan’s “Safe” City

Two roadside bombs that detonated in central Afghanistan have killed at least 14 people and injured 45 more, including children and police officers. The bombs incinerated a marketplace during evening rush hour in the city of Bamiyan, a famous tourist destination. Bamiyan, located remotely in the mountains, held a reputation

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Mozambique Insurgency Tramples Human Rights

Militant Islamists have taken to the rich province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique to commit the next attack in a gruesome series – the decapitation and dismemberment of more than 50 people of the Nanjaba Village. The football pitch turn “execution ground” was the stage for “probably the worst carried

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Boko Haram Leaves Blood Soaked Farm Lands in Nigeria

The latest suspected Boko Haram-led massacre has claimed a death toll of 110 people and an additional six injuries. The gruesome attack targeted farmers and occurred near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. In the village of Koshobe near Borno State on Saturday, farmers were reportedly tied and killed by

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The Stability Of Ethiopia In Peril

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed fired his army chief, head of intelligence, and foreign minister on Sunday, following a five day military operation after heightened levels of violence in the northern Tigray region. The Abiy administration accused the formerly reigning Tigrayan party of Ethiopia of attacking a defence post and

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Anti-Government Protests Revitalize In Iraq

Thousands of protesters took to the street of Iraq to acknowledge the one year anniversary since a second wave of anti-government protests swept through Iraq.  The 2019 protests, tagged as the ‘October Revolution,’ mainly made up of unemployed young men, demanded more jobs, better public service, and an end to

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Destruction Of Womanhood On The Streets Of Namibia

Home to only 2.5 million people, Namibia recorded an appalling 1,604 rape cases between January 2019 and June, 2020 – an average of three rape cases a day. This is only the number of reported cases and with the stigma of shame and fear that accompany this crime there are

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S.A.R.S.: A Legacy Of Brutality Continues

Nigeria’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (S.A.R.S.) has been dissolved after large-scale protests from Nigerian citizens. The S.A.R.S. has a long track record of brutality, including alleged kidnapping, extortion, rape, and extrajudicial killings. The squad was formed in 1992 in the hope of decreasing violent crime in the major city of

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Sudan Changes Course Towards Peace

A peace agreement in Sudan may finally bring an end to decades of bloodshed and displaced families. The transitional Sudanese government and an alliance of rebel groups officially signed off on the peace agreement October 3rd in Juba, the capital of neighboring South Sudan. Political leaders from South Sudan, Chad,

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Six Year MH17 Investigation Met With Denial

After six years of investigation and 298 deaths aboard the 2014 Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, one out of the four suspects has denied any part in firing or sourcing the missiles used to down the flight. Dutch Lawyer Sabine ten Doesschate represents defendant Oleg Pulatov in the pursuit to clear

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Nigeria’s Crumbling Healthcare System Pleads For Help

In the midst of more than 57,000 COVID-19 cases, the Nigerian government has failed to fulfil the demands of healthcare workers as the The Joint Health Service Unions (JOHESU)-led strike is called off after a week.  The Joint Health Service Unions (JOHESU), representing nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals in

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Breakthrough Legislation On The Horizon For Afghan Women

National identification cards of Afghanistan will potentially bear women’s names alongside their male partners’, in an upward step for women’s rights in a country that pushes a patriarchal agenda. Activists have continually fought for years under the ‘Where is my name?’ campaign in demand of recognition. For decades, Afghan women

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