Africa


Burkina Faso Continues To Struggle With Islamist Insurgent Groups

Burkina Faso lived one of the worst episodes of violence in recent years on Wednesday November 6th, when 37 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in an ambush attack in the East of the country. Armed men opened fire on a convoy carrying workers for the Canadian mining […]


Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]


Ugandan Police Raids LGBT Friendly Bar And Results in the Charge Of 67 People 1

According to the Independent, 67 people have been charged by a Ugandan court after the police had raided a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) friendly bar “considered to be one of the few safe spaces left for the LGBT+ community in the capital of Kampala.” PinkNews claimed that the […]


Instability In The DRC As The Ebola Crisis Ensues

Ten civilians have been killed in a recent attack in the DRC’s Eastern Province. According to the Kivu security tracker, which tracks ongoing clashes in the region, the rebel group the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) were responsible for the deaths alongside the kidnapping of 21 other victims in a village […]


Cameroon’s Deepening Humanitarian Crisis

On Tuesday 5th November, UNICEF announced that the humanitarian crisis in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon had increased 15-fold since 2017 and was now affecting 1.9 million civilians. Ongoing violence between government forces, anglophone insurgencies and an added layer of Boko Haram have resulted in 855,000 children being unable […]


Looming Political Crisis Over The 2020 Burundi Election

Despite the persistent assurance of the government, and notably President Pierre Nkurunziza leader of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy, the Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD–FDD) inquiry on human rights in the Republic of Burundi has been sustained. The inquiry has been precipitated by Burundi’s withdrawal […]


The Nile Dam Dispute And A Possible Solution

On Wednesday the United States hosted talks between the three countries – Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan – caught up in the Nile River Dispute, which has been ongoing since the 1950s. The dispute has been especially present for the past decade as Ethiopia has built a dam, called the Grand […]


The Need For Vulnerable Communities In Zambia To Build Sustainable Resilience: 2.3 Million People Are In Danger Of Catastrophic Food Insecurities

The immediate crisis scenario On the 29th of October, 2.3 million people in Zambia were reported by the BBC to be facing severe food shortages. Unless recovery assistance is given, this problem has the potential to escalate into a humanitarian crisis with the starvation of millions. The International Red Cross […]


Terrorist Attack In Mali Leaves 54 Dead

A recent terrorist attack in Mali has left at least 54 dead, and this number may rise as more bodies are identified. Security sources report that the attack involved at least three suicide bombers, who detonated explosives inside a military camp in Indelimane, in the north of the country. The […]


Why Is This Small African Nation Taking Myanmar To The ICJ And Where Is The Rest Of The World?

The small West African nation of the Gambia, has filed a charge to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to face charges for the crime of Genocide. The Gambia has its own recent history of serious human rights violations. The former Jammeh regime was characterized by extrajudicial […]