September 12th, 2018

The Bride Price in Sudan

The government’s efforts to suppress protests, attack media freedoms, and intimidate activists with threats of criminal prosecution, are veiling tragedies of sexual violence and human rights violations against child brides in Sudan....

September 11th, 2018

Tweeting the Syrian Conflict

If Vietnam was the first televised war, it could be said that Syria is the first war documented through social media....

August 20th, 2018

Omar Al-Bashir and the Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

On 31st March 2005, the UN Security Council referred the conflict in Sudan to the ICC Prosecutor. By now, 2 warrants of arrest have been issued against President Al-Bashir, listing ten counts of charges including 5 counts of crimes against humanity and 3 counts of genocide....

August 8th, 2018

Possible consequences of the looming conflict in Idlib.

 
A map of Idlib and its districts
  As the complicated and controversial conflict in Syria reaches new heights of intensity, the ravaged city of Idlib seems to be the next target for the Syrian army as it takes back control of its territories....

August 8th, 2018

Dispelling decades of stigma and taboo in the Caucasus region

The Caucasus region of Asia was a divided and heavily oppressed area during the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) occupation until its collapse in the early 90’s....

July 27th, 2018

FGM: an inherent cultural tradition that needs to be dealt with

Excruciating pain. Psychological scarring. Child bearing issues. Future health risks. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a dangerous, irreversible procedure that is ubiquitous in societies around the world and is ever-present (under the surface) in the UK....

July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

July 20th, 2018

Violence in Nigeria – and the addiction crisis behind it

In recent years Nigeria has very publicly struggled to control the violence of militant groups, with famous ambassadors such as Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai backing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in response to the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok in 2014....

July 5th, 2018

Uganda’s Social Media Tax – a threat to freedom of speech?

Uganda’s controversial new social media tax has been passed this week, raising a storm of backlash from Ugandans who have taken to platforms like Twitter to express their dissatisfaction....

July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone....
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