Author: Stéphanie Deléan

Five Sentenced To Death For Murder Of Bangladeshi-American Blogger

Five people have been sentenced to death for the 2015 murder of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, while a sixth has been sentenced to life in prison. All six men were members of armed group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamist militant organization operating in Bangladesh. The group has been

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Colombia To Grant Legal Status To Over One Million Venezuelan Migrants

In a historic move that could benefit the lives of more than one million migrants living in Colombia, President Iván Duque has announced that the country will give temporary legal status to the over 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees currently residing in Colombia. Provided they register with the Colombian

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The Business Of Kidnapping In Nigeria

It has been almost seven years since the well-publicized abduction of 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories in the town of Chibok, northeastern Nigeria. Following reports that a number of the girls who were still missing have managed to escape, we are reminded of a tragedy that, in a country plagued

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Thai Woman Sentenced To 43 Years In Prison For Criticizing Monarchy

A Thai woman has been sentenced to more than 43 years in prison for criticizing Thailand’s monarchy, the longest sentence ever imposed for violating the country’s lèse-majesté law. According to Amnesty International, the 65-year old woman, Anchan Preelert, pled guilty to 29 separate counts of “insulting the monarchy,” after sharing

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At Least 22 Civilians Killed In DRC Village Attack

At least 22 civilians were killed during a raid on the Mwenda village of the Beni territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, January 4th. According to local officials and UN peacekeepers, the attack was perpetrated by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel group that

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Attack On Yemen Airport Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds More

A missile attack on Aden International Airport left over 25 people dead and hundreds more injured, following a series of explosions targeting Yemeni cabinet ministers. The December 30th attack occurred shortly after the arrival of a plane carrying the newly formed government cabinet, who were all safe. While there has

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