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UN chief António Guterres Thursday expressed his support for an African country to be given a permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC). He admitted that Africa as a continent was underrepresented when it came to international matters and thus it would be only fair for an African country to have a permanent seat [...]

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A nation-wide strike in Sri Lanka Thursday brought the country to a standstill. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Sri Lanka, the country has experienced shortages in food, fuel and medicine. The situation has become so dire that the government has requested donations from citizens in other countries. The crisis has been caused in part by [...]

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Brazil’s opposition party Friday challenged President Jair Bolsonaro’s pardon of his political ally, Daniel Silveira, as unconstitutional. On Thursday, Bolsonaro pardoned Silveira who had been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison for hate speech and “crimes of threat to the Democratic State of Law.” The Sustainability Network Party or Rede Sustentabilidade, Brazil’s [...]

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The Supreme Court of Kenya (SCoK) Wednesday declared the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, popularly known as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), unconstitutional. Rendered by the highest court in the land, the decision puts an end to a cascade of litigation that originated in the high court last year. The bill proposing an expansion [...]

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