Several Cultures Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Several Cultures Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Not only is Winter Solstice celebrated in the U.S., but other countries have their own traditions to honor the shortest day of the year. It is not only recognized in Central and Northern America, but also in Northern Africa, Europe, and Asia. The summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is actually the Winter Solstice in the […]

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Tshililo Michael Masutha, the Minister of Justice of South Africa, presented a bill to parliament for the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia announced in October their intention to leave the ICC due to what they believe is unbalanced treatment of the Court’s members. […]

Five Journalists Arrested in Ethiopia

Five Journalists Arrested in Ethiopia

On Monday, June 22, 2016, five journalists were invited to a press conference under false pretenses and arrested by authorities in the small town of Wajale, Ethiopia, which is located near the Somali border. Soon after, four of the five journalists were released while one, Muktar Nuh with Horn Cable TV (HCTV), remains in jail. […]

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