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New Wave Of Ethnic Violence Strikes In Nigeria

Dozens of Nigerians were killed over the course of several days this past week during targeted attacks against non-Muslim minorities. On July 19th and 20th, attacks were made by radical Muslims of Fulani ethnicity in southern Kaduna. A few days later, the attacks repeated, this time targeting the small village […]

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Protesters Demand The Reopening Of Border Crossing Between Pakistan And Afghanistan

In the town of Chaman in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, violence between protesters and police has recently led to the deaths of at least four citizens and the wounding of twenty-eight others. The violence, which began on Thursday, is said to have begun as a result of the recent […]


Israel’s Annexation Of The West Bank – Will It Still Happen?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation deadline of July 1st came and went, having not received the green light from the U.S. administration. In January, President Trump announced a ‘deal of the century’, a Middle East peace plan that Palestinians deem to be constructed on Netanyahu’s desk. The […]


Bosnia Marks 25th Anniversary Of Srebrenica Genocide

11th July this year marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide that took place during the Bosnian war. The genocide was the worst tragedy in Europe since World War II. A memorial service took place just outside Srebrenica, where the remains of nine recently discovered bodies from the mass […]


West Papua Autonomy – Lies, Bullets And Murders

On July 4, 2020, the spokesperson for the National Committee of West Papua (KNB), Victor Yeimo repudiated a unilateral deliberation of the West Papua autonomy bill in Indonesia’s House of Representatives. Indigenous Papuans – the subject of this bill – were not included in the discussion. Sixteen groups in Papua […]


America First: How 2020 Will Shape The US

On Thursday of this past week, Presidential nominee Joe Biden unveiled his plan to revive the US economy from the fallout of the coronavirus-related recession with a pledge to “build back better.” In other words, he promised a vision of economic success, one that appears over-optimistic as we reach the […]


A New Approach To Conflict Resolution In Somalia

Five people are dead, and 10 have been injured from a land mine detonated in a restaurant in Baidoa on July 4th. This has happened after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing carried out last month on a Turkish military base in Mogadishu. An armed vehicle sped through a […]


Protests Sparked By Killing Of Oromo Singer Hachalu Hundessa Reignite Tensions In Ethiopia 2

Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, 34, was killed on June 29th. He was shot at his home in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and later died in hospital from his sustained injuries. Two suspects were detained at the scene but have not been charged. He had previously received death threats, but the […]


Did Trump Know About Russia And Taliban? What Does That Mean For The Peace Deal?

On June 26th, the New York Times published a report saying U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted the administration in January on the Russian plot to pay bounties on American soldiers. However, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence denied allegations of being informed of […]


Fatal Border Clash Between China And India Brings Historical Tensions To A High

The Issue A violent confrontation between Chinese and Indian troops in the Himalayan region of Ladakh on Monday has led to the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers and international concern regarding heightened inter-state tensions. In what Al Jazeera reports to be the deadliest clash in almost 50 years, […]


Civil War, Starvation, And COVID-19: Yemen’s Fate Now Heavily Dependent On Its Local Proxies

UNICEF has reported the crisis in Yemen to be the worst humanitarian crisis across the globe, with over 80 percent of its population, or 24 million people, in need of humanitarian aid. Yemen’s situation is complex, leaving the country trapped by several external forces that stifle its ability to recover. […]


Peace To Prosperity: Netanyahu Moves To Annex The West Bank

“We don’t know what are the plans regarding the rights of the Palestinians residing in these territories,” said Tamar Hermann, a public opinion analyst at the Israel Democracy Institute. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is maintaining the timeline to annex parts of the West Bank and thus expand Israel’s sovereignty over […]


Yemen Is Hurtling Towards A Human Catastrophe – Appealing To Western Self-Interest Is The Only Way To Avert It

A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has, this week, warned that 24 million Yemenis are in “a race against time” to survive. This comes as Yemen’s healthcare system is beginning to collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and UN aid to the country is running […]


Relations To Worsen Between North And South Korea

On June 16, North Korea blew up a liaison office and de-facto South Korean embassy that represented the détente between the two countries. North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, who is believed to follow her brother as the leader of North Korea after his death, justified their […]


Turkish Jets Strike Kurdish Militant Targets In Northern Iraq

On Sunday, June 14th, warplanes took off from various air bases in Turkey directed at multiple Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Qandil stronghold. The Turkish Defence Ministry said that these actions came in response to an increase in militant attacks on […]


UN May Have To Halt Three-Quarters Of Aid Programs In Yemen

The United Nations has been forced to request additional aid from donors for humanitarian programs in Yemen. Even though $2.4 billion was requested, just $1.35 billion was pledged. However, the organization reports that only 47% of the pledged funds have actually been received. Representatives from the UN are calling on […]