#BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

“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

The Egyptian Mass Death Sentence: When Terrorism Becomes a Catch All

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

US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony

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

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay enters its 150th day

  166 detainees, of whom 106 are on hunger strike and 45 of these are on the “enteral feed list”. Guantanamo prisoners keep holding on and enter the 150th day of hunger strike today. Some of them are victims of invasive body searches, as Younous Chekkouri witnessed: “The searches, as they like to call them, are spreading… Read More Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay enters its 150th day