Author: Joe Wells

How Can Sierra Leone Learn From Environmental Disaster? 3 Months On After The Mudslide That Claimed Hundreds Of Lives

Three months have passed since a major mudslide hit the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown. On the morning of August 14th, disaster struck. Heavy rains caused the slopes of Mount Sugarloaf to destabilize and slide downwards. Mud buried whole communities, killing over 500 people and leaving around 3000 homeless. Families

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British Jihadists: What Is The Solution?

It has emerged this month that within the previous decade approximately 850 individuals from the U.K. have travelled to Syria or Iraq to lend their support to jihadist groups. Stemming from towns and cities across the U.K., these individuals have found familiarity and sympathy with the mission of these jihadist

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Somalia Suffers Its Worst Ever Terrorist Attack

Somalia is continuing recovery efforts in its capital Mogadishu this week following the worst terrorist attack ever experienced in the east African nation. The capital was rocked by a massive explosion outside a hotel in the heart of the city on Saturday afternoon. Authorities believe two bombs within a truck

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Separatist Violence Erupts In Cameroon

Violent unrest in English speaking regions of Cameroon escalated this week. The Anglophone region of the central African nation, responsible for around 20% of the population, has witnessed an increasingly popular separatist movement in recent years. Within the past year especially, discontent among Anglophone regions against the Francophone majority has

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London’s Acid Attack Problem

This week a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in London following an acid attack in Westfield shopping centre. The attack happened on 24 September and is thought to have been the result of a violent altercation between two gangs. Six people were injured during the incident, including innocent bystanders. Although

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Avoiding Conflict With North Korea

On September 15, Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido was once again awoken to the dreaded sound of air raid sirens. Flying above them at an altitude of around 770 km was a North Korean ballistic missile. The missile landed around 2,000 km east of Japan and marks yet another North

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The Arab World And Its Lost Heritage

The last 3 years of the so-called Islamic State’s barbarous militancy in the Arab world has caused destruction spanning the entire region. The recent liberation of Mosul and the eradication of IS’s last major stronghold demonstrates their decline in the region. However, their legacy of destruction and despair will linger

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Escaping The Violent Traditions Of Kenyan Elections

It has become an all too feared tradition. Kenya this week is again attempting to return to stability after suffering through another election marred by violence and disorder. This reaction to the election results has become more anticipated than feared in the East African nation. Since 1992 and the return

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Fears Of Violence As Kenyans Goes To The Polls

Tensions are rising this week as Kenya braces itself for one of the closest fought elections in its post-independence history. The two contenders are both familiar faces to Kenyan politics. Current incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of independent Kenya’s first president, is running for his second term. While the son

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Trump Delays Decision Over Sanctions On Sudan

In early July, the decision on whether economic sanctions imposed on Sudan should be lifted was delayed by President Trump. Since the 1990’s, Sudan has been the subject of sanctions from the United States. This has included an embargo on trade, the freezing of assets, and the implementation of financial

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