Escalating communal violence adds to Nigeria’s security woes

Escalating communal violence adds to Nigeria’s security woes

The militancy of Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria has often emerged as the key security threats facing the sub-Saharan Africa nation. Amidst international media outlets’ focus on the group, the communal violence that has been surging in Nigeria since 2011 has also...
June 2019 in Review

June 2019 in Review

The following are some of the major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of June: Increased tension in Middle East following US-Iran dispute  Tension in the Middle East ratcheted up by a notch throughout June following the downing of a US...
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...