Kony 2012 was a social media phenomenon that took the world, and particularly the west, by storm. Over 3 years on, what has happened to Kony? The Lord’s Resistance Army and their leader, Kony, were brought to worldwide attention in 2012 with the publication of a short documentary by Invisible Children that quickly went viral. The film,… Read More Remember Kony?
In this age of desensitisation, it is very rare that I get shocked by something. Much like anyone my age, I guess I’m a veteran of the best and worst that the internet has to throw at you, from videoed murders in Bangladesh, to earthquakes and ISIS beheadings. To be reduced to a stunned, awful… Read More Abject Poverty in Liberia: West Point, Monrovia
Bleeding Blue Amidst a lack of public confidence in UN Peacekeepers globally, I assess their current status and future within a world of growing instability. According to the United Nations Peacekeeping Report for 2015, the largest contributors of peacekeepers were Bangladesh (9432), Ethiopia (8309), India (7794), Pakistan (7533), and Rwanda (5591). The first recognised ‘Western’… Read More Bleeding Blue
The Syria crisis has been raging for months now, and with the added pressure of the refugee crisis in Europe, the political atmosphere appears to be moving from endless debate to action at last. With Assad heavily losing ground, as noted by the loss of Idlib this week, Russia appears to be getting more heavily… Read More Syria: Between a Rock and a (Very) Hard Place