Democracy Denied: What Lead to the Violent Coup in Guinea

October 8, 2021
A relentless hail of gunfire outside the Guinean presidential palace announced the beginning of the violent military coup on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The capture of President Alpha Condé, now detained by his formerly trusted soldier, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, was met with shocked reactions and demands for his release from within Africa and around the […]

The Corruption of Progress: What Caused the Riots in South Africa?

August 24, 2021
The imprisonment of former South African President Jacob Zuma has started the greatest surge of violence in the country since the introduction of democracy in 1994. Riots have rocked the streets of Johannesburg as Zuma’s supporters protest his arrest for contempt of court, and the fragile economy, already threatened by staggering COVID-19 infections and unemployment, […]

The Assassination of Jovenel Moise: Haiti’s Controversial President

August 3, 2021
The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021 has ignited a spark fire of political unrest in the Caribbean country over the past month. His funeral occurred on July 23 and was preceded by protests against the murder. Citizens lit fires and demanded justice for their fallen leader, as the vacuum left […]

Irish Parties Agree to Coalition Deal

June 23, 2020
Dominant Irish parties Fine Gael and Fianna Fail agreed to form a coalition to include the Green Party. The decision ends a political deadlock caused by inconclusive elections in February (Reuters). The February elections saw previous minority party Sinn Fein win the majority of the votes. The deal excluded Sinn Fein for its Irish unity […]