State Department Moving Forward

State Department Moving Forward

On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, former CEO with ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, won approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State, signaling that the State Department is moving forward with a new leader. The committee’s vote resulted in an 11-10 vote reflecting a split down party lines. Tillerson is an interesting […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka Police Anticipate Protest Against Deal With China

Sri Lanka Police Anticipate Protest Against Deal With China

On Jan. 6, 2017, Sri Lanka police officials announced that they would anticipate a protest against the motion to move forward negotiating a deal that allows China to rent a major seaport vital to Sri Lanka’s natives. The inauguration for Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, is at the seaport where police officials anticipate the protest on […]