On the 25th of February 2014 at least 29 students were killed during an attack on a college in Buni Yadi, at the northeastern of Nigeria. Prior to this terrible event, on 16 February, approximately 90 people were killed on an attack in the village of Izge, located near the border of Cameroon. The Nigerian… Read More Boko Haram: Engaging Non-State Armed Groups to Comply with the Laws of War
After the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and the concomitant coup against Victor Yanukovych in Ukraine, it is high time for a candid and frank discussion of the Russian Federation, its leadership, and its motives. Russian dissidents are saying sardonically – some sing in the streets – that although Russia won the Sochi Games, they have… Read More The Return of the Great Bear
India’s dismal record of eradicating or even reducing sexual violence against women seems set to take a further nosedive if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the erstwhile rising star among political parties, comes to power during the next general elections. A few days before former Delhi Chief Minister resigned from his post, following a stymieing… Read More Indian State Gives Community Councils Carte Blanche
Being a business student, one of the first things you learn is that the big goal of any business is to make profit. If a business does not run at a profit then it’s just a sinkhole of money that will not attract investors and will not motivate enough most of its workers. While this… Read More What Business can Learn from Social Enterprises
After the video of Carla Dauden, who firmly claimed “No, I’m not going to the world cup”, another video has been going viral with already more than 5 millions views on YouTube and another young girl stood out among the crowd, talking on the behalf of an exhausted population. This is Yulia. She is a… Read More “I Am a Ukrainian” the cry for help before the end, Russia lost the battle
After almost one year of investigations, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) released its report on February 17. The Commission of Inquiry (COI) started the investigations in March 2013 under a mandate based on the Resolution A/HRC/RES/22/13 of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The main goal… Read More Investigations on North Korea labor Camps Released, But the End Remains Unclear
For decades now, the tiny island of Lampedusa (Italy), a little over one-hundred kilometers from Tunisia and nearly twice that distance from the Italian coast, has been a primary destination for (mostly) African migrants attempting to reach the European Union and the rest of the European continent. With little baggage other than their hopes, they… Read More Lampedusa, our collective atrocity.