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14 Killed in Burkina Faso Bus Explosion

On January 4th a bus filled with passengers drove over a roadside explosive in Northern Burkina Faso, resulting in the death of 14 people. A statement from the government reported seven students among the dead. In addition, 19 people have been reported as injured with three of them in critical […]

14 Killed in Burkina Faso Bus Explosion

ICJ Orders Myanmar To Protect Rohingya Population

On January 23rd, 2020 the  International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered the Myanmar government to take immediate action in protecting the Rohingya people, warning that the population is at risk of genocide. The ruling of the ICJ has sent reverberations through the international community as this decision presents itself as […]


Lebanon Forms New Government After Three Months Of Protests

A total of 84 days have gone by since Saad Hariri resigned as Prime Minister last October. His resignation came after a wave of protests responding to Hariri mismanagement and corrupt behaviours in office. Since then Lebanese people have been at odds over how to move forward. In mid-December Hassan […]

Lebanon Forms New Government After Three Months Of Protests

The Cost Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

The Cost Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

In a news conference on 10 January 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported that a new wave of sanctions would be placed against Iran. Under executive orders of President Donald Trump, Mnuchin detailed these sanctions to target Iranian construction, textile, mining, and manufacturing sectors. […]


Violence On The Rise In Tripoli

Almost a decade since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 overthrow, the optimism and liberation that followed this time has been stifled by widespread violence between armed groups. While the United Nations (UN) supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Serraj, is occupying the Western region of Libya, based in […]

Violence On The Rise In Tripoli

33 Islamic Extremists Killed In Mali Says Macron

Counterrorism measures by the French government, the United Nations, and the African Union have continued in Mali. Despite the best efforts of the aforementioned actors, the outbreak of terrorism has continued. This begs the question, who is most fit to address the terrorism outbreak which is costing the lives of […]


Recruitment Of Child Soldiers On The Rise?

Although the term child soldiers was first coined in the 1970s, the phenomenon of using children in association with military organizations is nothing new. Thus, recruitment of children in roles such as couriers and porter’s giving armies a tactical edge has been traced back millennia.  The phenomenon itself is not […]


Ebola Outbreak Continues In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

As the violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), so has the Ebola outbreak. Since the beginning of August 2018, the outbreak has been ravaging the Eastern provinces of Mambasa, Beni, Mandima, and Komanda. Since the outbreak, Doctors Without Borders has reported a total of 3318 cases, and […]


Escalation Of Multidimensional Violence Continues In Mali

Over the past seven years, Mali has been entangled in an insurgency, military coup and international intervention. Since then, multidimensional conflict has extended from Northern to the Central regions of the state. Today the violence is not limited to but is concentrated in the central Malian provinces of Mopti and […]


Campaigns Of Violence Continue In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

In the past month, over 60 civilians have been killed in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The killings have been reported by regional leaders to be perpetrated by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) a Ugandan militia that has been ravaging the Eastern […]