Pages Navigation Menu

Boko Haram: A Name to Monitor

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

Boko Haram is still a threat no matter how much ISIS dominates our media coverage. This Nigerian Islamist group took hold of headlines...

Read More

Yemen in Crisis: A New Middle East Proxy War?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

On Sunday, September 21, Shiite Houthi rebels from the north of Yemen stormed the capital Sana’a, seizing government facilities and...

Read More

Scotland and the UK: And They All Lived Economically Ever After

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog, Consul, Eurozone's House of Cards, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

The results are in! After two years of sweeping debates and campaigns, 85% of the Scottish voting population turned out to the polls for...

Read More

Gold, Coltan & Diamonds: Pillaging in the Congo

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 1 comment

Modern companies have been largely free to act with impunity in conflict regions. The widespread exploitation of Congo's resources has financed conflicts in the Congo since the late 18th century and continues to finance the current civil war in the Congo, which has claimed more than 5 million lives.

Read More

Rape as a Weapon of War in Congo

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 0 comments

In 2008, the United Nations formally declared rape as a weapon of war. [1] Rape is not just an act against individual women or a “spoil of...

Read More

All Roads Lead to Kigali

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Consul, Human Rights, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

On November 7, the M23 militia, one of the many armed groups that have been ravaging eastern Congo over the last two decades, surrendered to the Ugandan government. Though the DRC and the UN mission in the Congo can briefly celebrate the defeat of a group which captured the city of Goma last year, it is clear that none of the causes of two decades of war in the region have been addressed. All of the conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa can be traced back to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and the massive demographic and political shifts that came in its aftermath.

Read More