Jaimee Kokonya

Iran, The Juvenile Excecutioner

Iran has come under fire many a times for their blatant disregard for international law concerning the prohibition of the execution of juvenile offenders. Iran ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which explicitly proscribes the capital punishment of persons that have committed crimes while they […]

The Female Body As A Weapon Of Terror: Boko Haram’s Feminization Of Suicide Bombing

A historical timeline of Boko Haram (now known as the Islamic State West Africa) by the BBC states that the terrorist organization began its military operations in 2009. This military offensive was asserted through a sequence of attacks targeting police stations and government buildings. Its continued military aggression led to […]

Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Girls And Women As A Weapon Of War In Armed Conflict

The use of sexual violence against women has been an abiding feature of historical conflicts around the world. Systematic sexual violence is often seen as an inevitable consequence of war and is usually used by military forces as a way of demoralizing the enemy, with women being collateral damage in […]

Saleh-Houthi Forces’ Use Of Landmines In Yemeni Conflict

A report by Human Rights Watch published on April 20th, 2017 revealed that the use of banned anti-personnel landmines by Houthi Rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, have caused numerous casualties and hindered the safe return of civilians displaced by the fighting. The forces’ actions […]

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Pens Open Letter To South Sudan’s President

It seems that we sooner witnessed the free world run by a separatist, high-handed, entitled orangutan than the incumbent South Sudanese Government taking accountability for its part in the country’s security crisis. Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, recently penned a letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit on 28th March 2017, […]

Libya Saves 400 Migrants Off Its Coast

According to a Spokesman for the Libyan Navy, 420 migrants were rescued by the Libyan Navy while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. General Ayoub Qassem stated that 205 Africans, including eight women and a child, were rescued early on Monday, 20th March, 2017 off the coast of Tajura, […]