Timnit Abraha

About Timnit Abraha

I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Economics. In the course of my studies I have focused on Economic Development and have done work placements domestically and internationally in the non-profit and public sectors. I am currently working abroad in the commercial sector to further diversify my experiences and intend to begin a Master of Global Affairs next year. I have a passion for travelling and love seeing as much of the world as I can!

Ugandan Army Pulls Troops in Fight Against LRA

Late last week, Uganda announced plans to pull back approximately 2,500 troops from the Central African Republic who are searching for high-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The LRA is an organization that bases its belief system on the pillars of Christianity. It gained international notoriety through the Kony 2012 […]

13-Year-Old’s Death Strains Guatemala-Belize Relations

On April 20, 2016, 13-year-old Guatemalan boy Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano was killed as a result of violence, implicating soldiers from Belize at the border between both countries. The reaction of Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has been a controversial open accusation of Belize’s military, expressing the incident to be a […]

Somali migrants drown off the Mediterranean coast

On Monday April 18, 2016, the Somali government confirmed that an estimated 200-300 Somalis died due to a boat capsizing off the Mediterranean coast. Although the number cannot be verified given the undocumented nature of the fleers, it is believed that the number could be higher, potentially in the range of […]

UN Security Council Resolution To Deploy Police Force To Burundi

  UN Security Council Resolution 2279 was passed on April 1, 2016, with the intention of battling the tense situation in Burundi. It moves forward in deploying a UN police force, which will be accepted by Burundi’s government, as its aim is to help maintain their security. This resolution intends […]

Rising Cases Of Sexual Abuse Amongst UN Peacekeepers

  In a post-conflict setting, UN peacekeepers can be deployed to destabilized regions as a mediating force. Over the past couple of decades, there have been an increasing number of sexual abuse cases implicating peacekeepers. These sex crimes have ranged from directing sexual trafficking of young girls, organizing prostitution rings, […]