President of Tanzania Forewarns Newspapers Against Spurring Dissent

President of Tanzania Forewarns Newspapers Against Spurring Dissent

On Friday, January 13, 2017,  the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, forewarned newspapers against spurring dissent, with a stern rebuke “Your days are numbered!” This demanding reprimand was aimed at newspapers believed to provoke dissent. However, others are afraid that his remarks will only add to opposition against the government. There is a huge concern […]

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. […]

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