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Book Review: Rwanda and The Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention by Joshua James Kassner
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide that took the lives of approximately 800,000 men, women and children is etched into our memories as one of the most acute failures of intervening in human rights violations. In Rwanda and The Moral Obligation of Humanitarian … Continue reading

“Illegal” migration is a problem of our own making
LSE’s Ruben Andersson argues that rich nations’ efforts to quell “irregular” migration by land and sea are failing spectacularly. In the Indian Ocean, Australian border patrols intercept 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers and return them straight back to their home … Continue reading

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Mali: Apparent Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight Spotted in Mali
[Deutsche Welle]Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.

Algeria: Plane Believed to Have Crashed in Mali
[Premium Times]The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali

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Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire
The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians
The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions.

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