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December 2018

War Of Words Between Israel And Turkey Highlights Human Rights Violations

Posted: December 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, news, WORLD

“Do not kick the enemy you have brought down to the ground. You are not a Jew in Israel,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently, rekindling a war of words between Israel and Turkey which had mostly been dormant since the United States moved their embassy to Jerusalem earlier in the year. “Erdogan – […]

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2018

2018 Flashback: Top Eight Major Headlines

Posted: December 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

The following stories received major national headlines in 2018: Russian collusion and President Trump Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election dominated 2018 headlines. Mueller had charged four defendants and secured two guilty pleas in the special counsel investigation at the beginning of 2018. Currently, he has charged 36 and seen four […]

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Economic

Zimbabwe: How Economic Crisis Is Fizzling Post-Mugabe Era Expectations

Posted: December 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

A biting economic crisis is dashing hopes of thousands of Zimbabweans who took to the streets to celebrate the ouster of former President, Robert Mugabe. In November 2017, Zimbabweans received what was arguably their best news in decades: Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe’s President. As news of the development filtered across the nooks and […]

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Presidential election

DR Congo postpones Presidential election to Dec. 30

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo has postponed its Presidential election billed for Sunday to December 30. Disclosing this on Thursday, the country’s electoral commission cited a recent fire outbreak which destroyed voting machines and the continued resurgence of Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the country as the reason behind the move. Last week, […]

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Trump

Trump Chaotic Week In Review

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, U.S.

In a busy week which has included getting parodied by Saturday Night Live to the point of threatening legal action and grabbing headlines for another typo on Twitter, Donald Trump has arguably had more lows than highs. The Trump Foundation will be dissolved due to illegal activity — which leaves Trump and his eldest children looking at […]

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May

The May Chronicles: Theresa May Continues To Struggle With Brexit

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 6:43 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

British Prime Minister, Theresa May was recently able to defeat an internal Conservative Party no-confidence vote 200-117. However, analysts and commentators like BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg say the vote margin shows how little authority May currently has. “For Tony Blair to go to Brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum […]

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DR Congo

DR Congo: Why Many Are Clinging To Hope Ahead Of Dec. 23 Poll

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 6:29 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

The ominous signs preceding DR Congo much-anticipated December 23 Presidential election are indications change of power is likely to go the way of history, leaving many with little to hope for. In a few days, Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its highly staked Presidential election. The election is expected to officially halt incumbent President […]

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Niger Bridge

Nigeria: The Mediocre Games And Rollercoaster Politics Of 2nd Niger Bridge

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion

Two months ago, precisely in mid-October when the news and pictures of the fully-completed Chinese wonder bridge hit the online media, it did not tickle our surprise gland as one would expect, given that attributing such huge projects to a big economy like China is probably not expected to elicit amazement. But the mega-bridge; connecting […]

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South

Nigeria: Voters Apathy Rising In South-East Despite marginalization claims

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, Politics

In Nigeria’s south-east, calls for boycotting of next year’s general election by secessionist movements alongside other factors are fueling voter’s apathy; a situation many feared is inimical to the region’s quest of shooting itself into its rightful place in the country after decades of alleged marginalization. Nigeria’s much-anticipated 2019 general election is almost here. Hopes […]

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DuPont

The Danger Of DuPont Chemical Contamination

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S., WORLD

DuPont and its spinoff company, Chemours, stand accused of polluting water supplies near their plants for decades with chemicals which they knew to be linked to cancerous tumors and reproductive issues. The companies are currently being sued in several lawsuits in different states for continuing use of the chemicals long after they allegedly knew them to be […]

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