Slave trade said to take place in Libya

An investigation recently exposed the modern day slave auctions which are taking place in Libya. Youn men from the West and Sub-Saharan Africa are being sold at slave markets as farm workers. Most of these migrants are travelling through the north african nation as they try to reach Europe, but end up being held by smugglers and forced to work for little or no money. Although … Continue reading Slave trade said to take place in Libya

Attack on Egyptian mosque kills over 230

At least 235 people were killed and another 109 injured during an attack on a Sufi mosque in northern Egypt during Friday prayers. Sufism is practiced in the al-Rawda mosque, in the town of Bir al-Abed, which is a mystical branch of Islam that some ultra-orthodox Muslims – including ISIS – consider heretical. It appears to be the deadliest attack of its kind on Egyptian soil. No … Continue reading Attack on Egyptian mosque kills over 230

Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned from his position as Zimbabwean President on Tuesday after resisting efforts by the military, civilians and his own party. The decision came less than a week after the military coup which took over the reigns of the country and the decision by his own party to fire Mugabe as leader of Zanu-PF. The resignation announcement came moments into a parliamentary meeting in Harare … Continue reading Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Mugabe as leader

Only a few days after the military coup which took stripped Robert Mugabe from his position as President of the African nation, Zanu-PF has sacked the ninety-three year old as party leader. Instead, former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa – who had been sacked by Mugabe two weeks ago in an attempt to ease his wife’s move into power – has been appointed as new leader. The first … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Mugabe as leader

What’s wrong with the left in Europe?

Progressive parties in Europe have been experiencing a decline in recent years, which has opened a path for victory for many Conservative governments across the continent. All of this at a point in time when progressive reforms are a must to solve social, economical and environmental problems. So why are these parties experiencing such a difficult time? “Divide and you shall rule,” says the Latin … Continue reading What’s wrong with the left in Europe?

Military coup in Zimbabwe takes away control from Mugabe

President Mugabe has been stripped from his position as President of Zimbabwe after the military stepped in to cancel the ruler’s plans of making his wife future leader of the country. The rule of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seemed to be over on Wednesday after the military seized control of the country. The return of the government’s main opposition rival Morgan Tsvangirai to Zimbabwe – … Continue reading Military coup in Zimbabwe takes away control from Mugabe

Earthquake in Iraq and Iran kills over 400 people

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 which took place on the Iraq-Iran border late on Sunday left 402 people confirmed dead and 6,650 injured, according to reports from Iran’s Press TV. The quake is the deadliest of 2017 after overtaking September’s Mexico city shock in which 369 people lost their lives. It was felt as far as Turkey and Pakistan, with some 145 aftershocks being reported. Authorities … Continue reading Earthquake in Iraq and Iran kills over 400 people

America’s big problem

Twenty-six dead and more than twenty injured is the result of the latest armed massacre in the US, this time in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The press qualified it as the worst massacre in The Lone Star State’s history, which took place in a Baptist Church when a twenty-six year old men started shooting people gathered there. This event reminds us the terrible shooting that happened … Continue reading America’s big problem

‘Paradise papers’ leak exposes tax havens of ultra-rich

A huge leak of financial documents, which have been dubbed as the ‘Paradise Papers’, has revealed that numerous powerful and ultra-wealthy worldwide personalities secretly invested vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Today’s revelations are only the start of a week of disclosures that will expose the tax and financial affairs of those named in the data. Over 13.4 million files have been unveiled which … Continue reading ‘Paradise papers’ leak exposes tax havens of ultra-rich