Luisa Tembo

About Luisa Tembo

Luisa Tembo is a recent graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Political Science, and a minor in Ethics, Public Policy, Science and Technology. Her interests are in global politics, international relations, and public policy.

Pervasive Terrorism In Africa And Peacekeeping

The Mogadishu double truck bombings in Somalia carried out on Saturday, October 14 that killed 358 people and injured hundreds more is the deadliest single attack in Somalia’s modern history. The initial bombing destroyed the Safari hotel, several vehicles, and caused damage to Qatar’s embassy in Somalia. The Somali government […]

The United States Withdraws Membership From UNESCO

The US has announced that it will officially withdraw its membership from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 31, 2018. The US State Department released a statement regarding its departure on October 12, stating that it will establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, citing […]

U.S. Lifts Economic And Trade Sanctions From Sudan

In an unexpected turn of events, the United States has lifted sanctions on Sudan, ending a 20-year trade embargo with the African nation. After 16 months of diplomatic talks, the State Department declared that Sudan has been cooperating with the U.S. on counterterrorism. A State Department official stated that “We […]

UN To Send War Crime Investigators To Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution to establish a panel to examine human rights abuses in Yemen. The resolution mandates the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to appoint “a group of eminent international and regional experts” to conduct a “comprehensive examination” of abuses, […]

South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]

DACA Hangs By A Thread As President Trump Threatens To End Obama Era Immigration Policy

One of President Barack Obama’s most well-known immigration policies is hanging by a thread. The New York Times reports that President Trump is “seriously considering” rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rumors have been circulating as the September 5th deadline approaches, which was given to President Trump […]