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Maduro

Constitutional Crisis In Venezuela As US Backed Uprising

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 8:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

“I am not the attorney general. It will be the job of the attorney general, it will be up to the courts to determine the steps to follow, and we’ll see. This pertains to the justice system,” embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told CNN during an interview on Sunday after a week of protest which […]

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Government

Weekend Review: Trump Caves, Signs Bill To End Government Shutdown

Posted: January 27, 2019 at 4:22 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The longest government shutdown in American history ended on Friday when President Trump announced legislation to fund the federal government through February 15 without funding for a border wall. If all goes as is seemingly planned, furloughed workers will be able to return to work on Monday. Trump signed legislation to guarantee federal workers receive […]

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Covington

Condoning White Supremacy: How The Media Rushed To Excuse Covington Catholic Incident

Posted: January 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Lifestyle

Last week by the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital, a standoff between students from Covington Catholic high school and Native Americans threw America into a racial whirlwind. For a moment, it seemed like everyone had chosen a side and was ready to go to war over who was right and who was wrong. Initially, […]

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Tshisekedi

DR Congo: Felix Tshisekedi Sworn In As President

Posted: January 24, 2019 at 11:40 am   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo has sworn in opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the newly elected President of the country. Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony marks the first time DR Congo would witness a peaceful power transition since its independence. The country DR Congo has not seen a peaceful transfer of power since independence from colonial Belgium […]

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Shutdown

Week In Review: Government Shutdown Stretches On

Posted: January 21, 2019 at 8:59 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The partial government shutdown is in day 30 of the longest in U.S. history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 10,000 applications for unemployment compensation were received from federal employees in the first week of the year, a number which doubled from the week before. Those who have been required to continue work […]

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Asylum

The Big Business Of Detaining Asylum Seekers And Refugees in America

Posted: January 20, 2019 at 6:07 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

There are an estimated 68.5 million people worldwide escaping areas which have been destabilized by war and political corruption. A credible asylum claim allows a person the right to cross many international borders to seek protection without facing criminal charges or having their children taken and interned separately from them. Crossing into the U.S. for […]

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Religion

Religion And Nigeria’s Degenerated Politics

Posted: January 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

There have often been connotations of distress and wariness in discussing issues of religion, especially in a multi-religious state like Nigeria. The polarity and delicateness of the subject have portrayed a very tortuous and dreadful image for analysts and public opinion writers. Not that there are some legal or cultural restrictions on religious discourse. No. […]

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Bongo

Gabon: President Bongo returns, but will that change anything?

Posted: January 18, 2019 at 10:43 am   /   AFRICA, Article

President Ali Bongo returned to Gabon on Tuesday for the first time since he was reportedly struck with a stroke last year, but it’s unlikely that his return which ostensibly looked planned to save the moment will change growing apathy for his government. President Ali Bongo is back. Bongo returned to Gabon on Tuesday- the […]

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The Turbulent Brexit Week For Theresa May

Posted: January 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics

“MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election,” reported BBC earlier in the week explaining the ongoing […]

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Congo

DR Congo: Why Rising Tension Over Election Results Could Mar Post-Kabila Era

Posted: January 15, 2019 at 4:20 am   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently concluded Presidential election was one predicted to signal a new dawn for the country, especially with the ouster of President Joseph Kabila, but growing tension over the election results is giving many little to hope for. From postponement of the election date to delay in announcement of election results […]

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