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Week of October 29

Africa

Tunisian Terrorism Reignites Fear of Extremism

The capital of Tunisia, Tunis, experienced a terrorist attack on Monday afternoon. A 30 year old woman with no military background blew herself up at the center of the capital. She was the only civil...

 Week of October 22

 Guard posts in Panmunjom. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Africa

Congolese Rebels Attack Ebola Epicenter of DRC, Killing 13

Congolese rebels attacked the epicenter of the DRC’s ebola outbreak this past Saturday, killing 13 and kidnapping a dozen children....

October 19, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi is pictured on President Barack Obama's left during an interview in Cairo, Egypt, 2009 . (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I sat down on a Friday afternoon to type out my first piece for the Michigan Journal of International Affairs. In that piece I...

October 18, 2018

Name: Evo Morales

Country: Bolivia

Title: President

Party: Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement for Socialism)

How he came to power: Growing up in a family of subsistence farmers, Morales quickly rose through the ranks of the campesino union with support of the active indi...

Week of October 8 

 Milorad Dodik of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Africa

Violence Disrupts Elections in Cameroon

Cameroon’s presidential elections were held this Sunday, October 7. Paul Biya seeks his seventh term in office and is expected to win ree...

October 2, 2018

University of Michigan Law School (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The past few weeks have been marked by contentious debate surrounding University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to decline a letter of recommendation for a student intending to study abr...

October 2, 2018

 University of Michigan Law School (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Professor Cheney-Lippold of the University of Michigan agreed to write a letter of recommendation for his student to study abroad, presumably because she had worked hard enough to deserve it. But when he fou...

Week of October 1

Protestors of Jair Bolsonaro wore pins at demonstrations against his presidential candidacy last year. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Africa

Sunken Ferry on Lake Victoria

Last week an overloaded Tanzanian ferry, the MV Nyerere, capsized and sank on Lake Vict...

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