Author: Isaac Hordiyuk

Attack On Brak El-Shati Airbase In Libya Kills 140

An attack on Brak El-Shati airbase in Libya left over 140 dead on Thursday. Since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s government in 2011, Libya has been the site of a bloody conflict between various militias and the three governments they have allied themselves with. Thursday’s attack saw members of the

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Mutiny Threatens The Ivory Coast

Discord and gunshots pierced the air in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, last week as thousands of mutinying soldiers filled public squares, blocked main roads in affluent neighbourhoods, and fired their weapons into the air. These acts of defiance are currently occurring in three of The Ivory Coast’s largest cities: Abidjan, Bouaké,

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Militant Groups In Burkina Faso Threaten National Stability

In the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso, militant groups pose an increasing threat to peace and stability. In January of 2016, a widely publicized attack on a hotel in the capital city of Ouagadougou killed 30, including a number of Burkinabe security forces and Western diplomats and aid

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Reports Claim Violence In Ethiopia Has Continued

A report released by Human Rights Watch has stated that ongoing clashes between Ethiopian security forces and various protest movements have killed 669 people since August 2016. Ethiopian civil society has long been characterized by an uneasy peace between its various ethnic groups, but recent months have seen old resentment

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Is Assad To Blame For The Chemical Attacks?

A bombing in the Rebel-held Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun is said to have killed as many as 70 people on Tuesday, April 4. Multiple eyewitnesses have claimed that the bombing, which targeted the city’s main hospital and other public areas, featured the use of Chemical Weapons. According to one

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UN Report: Peace In Colombia Is Not Yet Assured

Last year, a successful peace deal with FARC hinted at progress towards demilitarization and an end to violence in Colombia. However, a report released on Thursday by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) outlines an important obstacle to this future. The report claims that in 2016, 127 politically

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Airstrike In Yemen Kills 22

An airstrike by the Saudi Arabian military killed at least 22 Civilians in a market near the fishing town of Khoukha on Friday, March 10th. According to Hashim Azazi, deputy governor of Hodeidah province, where the airstrike occurred, “All of those killed were civilians, none were holding weapons.” Rescue workers

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Wavering Tolerance And Gubernatorial Elections In Jakarta, Indonesia

Gubernatorial elections in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have become a flashpoint for the fragile state of peace between Indonesia’s Muslim majority and its various minority groups. Jakarta’s Christian and ethnically Chinese Governor Basuk Tjahaja Purnama (widely known as “Ahok”) is running for election, having taken over for President Joko

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