Author: Lirije Ademi

President Macron Recognizes France’s Role In Rwandan Genocide

During a visit to Kigali, Rwanda, French president Emmanuel Macron stated that France acknowledged its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which resulted in the deaths of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus. The acknowledgment came during a speech made May 27th, on the genocide’s 27th anniversary, at the Kigali Genocide

Read More »

Cubans Rally Against Communist Government As Economy Fails

Cubans have been participating in a series of demonstrations since 11 July, calling for an end to Cuba’s 62-year dictatorship, and denouncing food and vaccine shortages. Authorities have blocked citizens’ internet access in response to their attempts to live-stream protests and civic discontent. The power and influence of social media

Read More »

Political impasse in Haiti is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis

Clashes between security forces and demonstrators have become a regular occurrence in Haiti, amidst aid shortages and an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. Protesters are condemning institutional violence and President Jovenel Moise’s unconstitutional behavior. For months, many people have taken to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest against Jovenel Moise’s refusal to step

Read More »

Forced Displacement Of Central Africans Due To Ongoing Conflict

As of April 27th, 2021, UNICEF reports that an estimated 738,000 people, half of whom are children, are internally displaced across the Central African Republic (CAR) due to continuing violence and instability—the country’s highest number of child displacement since 2014. Following the turbulent presidential and parliamentary elections held this past

Read More »

UNICEF: Tigray’s Crisis Continues Amid ‘Severe And Ongoing Child Rights Violations’

On April 20th, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that disturbing accounts of systematic persecution of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region continue to emerge nearly six months since the conflict erupted in November. The conflict is the culmination of months of escalating tensions between the Ethiopian government and the

Read More »

Biden: U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan Delayed Until September 11th

On March 25, President Joe Biden stated at a press conference that meeting the Trump administration’s May 1st deadline for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan would be difficult due to the logistical challenges of moving thousands of troops and their equipment out in such a short time frame. The

Read More »

Thousands Of Civilians Detainees Fate Unclear In Syria

As of March 1st, 2021, UN investigators reported that the fate of tens of thousands of civilians in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres remains unknown ten years after the country’s civil war started. Last week’s 30-page report from the Commission of Inquiry―based on more than 2,500 interviews conducted over

Read More »
%d bloggers like this: