“They will be treated like slaves” announced the Boko Haram militants after the abduction of the Nigerian girls that are creating an international movement, ‘And as slaves, they will be sold to the market in the name of Allah.” At this point they could be in Chad, Cameroon, or the other side of the world.… Read More #BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World
After two weeks from the burst of the epidemic, the Ebola virus has hit Guinea’s population severely, with already 151 cases registered since 7th April, including 95 deaths. 67 of them have been confirmed and 20 cases took place in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. In Liberia there have been 23 suspected cases; seven died and five were… Read More Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe
The world is changing – with superpowers stacking the decks against each other, the issue of Crimea and the annexation thereof to Russia has escalated from a geopolitical crisis to a situation of which the consequences threaten to entirely change the political climate we have become accustomed too since the end of the Cold War.… Read More The Political Winds of Our Time, They Are A-Changin’
The mass death sentence handed down to 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt a few days ago has sparked predictable outrage among the international community, with much of the western world and the UN condemning it as a blatant violation of international law and of human rights. The mass death sentence handed down,… Read More The Egyptian Mass Death Sentence: When Terrorism Becomes a Catch All
President Obama has authorised the deployment of further US military forces to Uganda to help track notorious rebel warlord, Joseph Kony. Under the War Powers Act, the President informed Congress of the decision on Sunday night as the deployments began. At least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the country by the… Read More US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony
In Venezuela the government does whatever it pleases: from taking properties into national hands with any excuse, to taking control of private companies (from oil to communications to cement), to rigging elections and manipulating media. For those and many more reasons (including lack of personal and food security), there have been numerous protests over the… Read More El Que Se Cansa Pierde: Why Is It Different this Time around in Venezuela?
Earlier this month, members of the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots briefed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Issues on the emergent threat of autonomous weapons systems and killer robots. On 7 March, Ban Ki-moon spoke to the advisory board personally and encouraged a quick resolution on the concerns expressed internationally regarding the… Read More Stop the Killer Robots: an Interview With Professor Noel Sharkey