Author: Sarah McArthur

Elections In Somalia: Building The State Over Keeping The Peace?

This month the Somali government named its new Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, after the previous, Hassan Ali Khaire, was voted out of Parliament. Khaire was dismissed for failing to negotiate a one-person, one-vote system for the upcoming elections. The United Nations has advocated strongly for a transition to one-person,

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Floods In DRC: A Perfect Storm In Saké, North Kivu

On October 2nd, the town of Saké, North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, was severely damaged by flooding. Heavy rainfall caused the Mutahyo river to burst its banks at Saké, approximately 25km west of the provincial capital Goma. At least 15 people have died and more are

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Meanwhile, In Burkina Faso: The War Against Civilians In The Sahel

This week in Burkina Faso, 2.3 million new voters were registered for the upcoming presidential election. However, following a new law that justified the cancellation of voter registration under “force majeure,” the least secure 17.4% of the country was excluded from registration. In the same week that 417,465 Burkinabè were

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