Morocco Shaken By Worst Earthquake In Over 100 Years

Friday night in the high Atlas mountains with an epicenter 45 miles southwest of Marrakech a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck killing over 2681 and injuring over 2501 persons, many critical. It has been over 100 years since such a powerful quake has hit the country. People are still too [...]

Nigeria’s Recent Presidential Election Raises Some Concerns

Bola Tinubu won Nigeria’s February 25 presidential election. He was the candidate of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All-Progressive Congress. He was sworn in on May 29; however, his election was not without controversy. Some think that the judges dismissed objections to Tinubu’s lack of legitimate educational certificates and his [...]

Nigeria’s Perfect Storm

Nigeria is experiencing a perfect storm. According to Google, a perfect storm exists when “a particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors” exist. That definition perfectly describes what is occurring in Nigeria today. If not successfully addressed, it appears that [...]

Hopelessness Fuels Suicides In Afghanistan

What if you were told that you could only go to school through the sixth grade, you could not leave your home without a male escort, you could not choose your own mate to marry because only your parents could do that, and that your future dreams and aspirations [...]

Potential Genocide In Azerbaijan

“Can we create a 21st century with no genocide?” This is the question arising in Azerbaijan. Many ethnic Armenians live in the country. A former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) claims that ethnic Armenians are facing genocide. Nagorno-Karabakh is a region in Azerbaijan that is predominantly [...]

Typhoon Hits North Korea’s Farmlands

Tropical storm Khanun hit the Korean peninsula Friday, 17 August, devastating North Korea’s farmlands. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured the affected region to assess the damage. North Korea already has concerns over a food crisis, and the typhoon added to the dire situation. South Korea was affected [...]

Violence Against Christian Churches In Pakistan

Blasphemy is a very serious offence in Pakistan. People accused of it have died. Property of offenders has been destroyed. Only two percent of Pakistan’s population is Christian, but it often finds itself assaulted and accused of different offences. Several Christian churches were set on fire by rampaging mobs [...]

Update On Violence In Manipur

Manipur is called the “jewel of India’ because of its location in a valley surrounded by nine hills. But, it doesn’t seem like much of a jewel right now with all of the violence that has been taking place. It is the ethnic clashes between the minority Kuki and [...]

Coup in Niger Threatens Country’s Fragile Democracy

Since the 1990s the West African regional body (15-nation bloc) ECOWAS has been unsuccessful in protecting democracies against the threat of coups. Its latest victim is Niger. Both the United States and France have sent forces and humanitarian aid to Niger, a former French colony. This latest coup ousted [...]

The Taliban In Afghanistan Closes Beauty Salons

No one expected this latest news in Afghanistan. Who did the Taliban attack? Women! How did they do that? They ordered the closure of beauty salons in the country. Women’s rights activist Mahbouba Serraj, who is a very outspoken critic of the Taliban says “There are no public places [...]

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