Author: Neyla Barry

Underage Domestic Helper Found Dead, Pregnant, In Employer’s Home

On April 22nd, the body of a 12-year-old girl was found burned in a home confirmed to belong to her employers in India’s Assam state. Her employer, 70-year-old Prakash Borthakur, and his son, Nayanmoni Borthakur, have been arrested in connection to her death. According to The Assam Tribune, the girl’s

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15 Dead After Mount Nyiragongo Volcano In Congo Erupts

The night sky over eastern Democratic Republic of Congo glowed a bright red colour as the Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupted the night of Saturday, 22 May. Lava spewed east into the surrounding areas, destroying homes and other buildings. The river of lava stopped just a few metres away from the neighbouring

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Militant Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves 160 Dead

Around 2 am on the night of June 5th, residents of the Solhan village in northern Burkina Faso were met with a barrage of bullets after a group of attackers opened fire in what is considered the deadliest attack the nation has seen since the onset of violent militant attacks

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Exploring Canada’s Disturbing History Of The Residential School System

On May 27th, specialists hired by First Nations group Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc would make a gruesome discovery on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. Using ground penetrating radar survey, the bodies of 215 children were found buried underneath the school grounds. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief

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Colombia’s Mounting Political Unrest Turns Deadly

Rising political insurrection in Columbia has led to innocent protestors’ deaths in what many are calling the largest social demonstration the country has seen in decades. By February of this year, Colombia had more than 2 million cases of COVID-19: the third highest count in Latin America. The financial devastation

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Toronto Police Violently Arrest Teenager Over Mistaken Identity

On March 31st, a black 17-year-old boy, whose name has been withheld due to being a minor, was wrongfully arrested by Peel region police officers in Toronto, Ontario. The officers were investigating a 21-year-old black man wanted in connection to a murder from July of 2020 and the kidnapping of

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Uzbek LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Hospitalized After Violent Attack

Activist Miraziz Bazarov is currently in the hospital after he was attacked outside of his home on March 28th, 2021. Bazarov is a known blogger who often speaks out against the Uzbek government and advocates for the decriminalization of homophobic laws. Along with his advocacy work, Bazarov also organizes weekly

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Over 137 Confirmed Dead After Violent Attack in Niger

On the afternoon of Sunday March 21st, 2021, at least 137 civilians, including 22 children, were confirmed to be killed in a string of violent attacks on several villages in Niger, near the Malian border. The perpetrators, a group of gunmen riding on motorcycles, raided the villages of Intazayene, Bakorat,

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Six Students Killed In Bus Attack In Tigray

On February 18th, 2021, 41 recent graduates from Mekelle University in Ethiopia boarded a bus leaving from the city of Mekelle in the Tigray region en route to Addis Ababa. Several of the students had received their diplomas in Mekelle the previous week and were on their way back to

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