May 2019 in Review

May 2019 in Review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of May: Cyclone Fani wreaks havoc in Bangladesh and India  The first cyclonic storm of the season lashed through Bangladesh and India in early May, causing severe damage...
Brazils Jair Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun rules

Brazils Jair Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun rules

On 7 May, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree relaxing the rules for carrying firearms and raising a limit on ammunition purchases. This means that at least 20 million new people will be allowed to potentially carry firearms in the country,...
Uncertainty lingers in Sudan despite removal of Bashir

Uncertainty lingers in Sudan despite removal of Bashir

After months of unrest, the long-time ruler of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir was finally removed in a bloodless coup led by the military. For 30 years, Bashir, one of the few remaining dictators in the continent, ruled the country with an iron fist amid accusations of...
Uncertainty lingers in Sudan despite removal of Bashir

Uncertainty lingers in Sudan despite removal of Bashir

After months of unrest, the long-time ruler of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir was finally removed in a bloodless coup led by the military. For 30 years, Bashir, one of the few remaining dictators in the continent, ruled the country with an iron fist amid accusations of...
Bloodshed in Sri Lanka displays influence of IS amid crisis

Bloodshed in Sri Lanka displays influence of IS amid crisis

The relative peace enjoyed by Sri Lanka since the end of a civil war a decade ago was shattered when Islamist militants targeted churches and luxury hotels in several cities on Easter Sunday, one of the biggest religious celebrations for Christians. The attacks that...