Author: Luke LeBar

Nigeria’s Dr. Okonjo-Iweala selected to be World Trade Organization’s first female and African director

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO)  selected Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to serve as their seventh director-general. Following Robert Azevedo’s stepping down from his post as director-general, Okonjo-Iweala quickly became the universal favorite to assume his position, aside from some members of the Trump administration. Okonjo-Iweala is a former[Read More…]

US promises to withdraw military occupational forces from Afghanistan, though stability remains uncertain

As the United States promises to withdraw military occupational forces from Afghanistan this May, enduring political stability in the region remains uncertain.  In recent weeks, a frightening scene has been playing out in the hotly contested regions of Afghanistan. From the south, Taliban fighters have pummeled local resistance, taking districts[Read More…]

The mass protests in Myanmar, explained

The small Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been roiled by mass protest following a coup executed by the nation’s military under the pretext of unfounded claims of massive election fraud. According to the BBC, starting in the very early morning of February 1, the military raided and arrested many[Read More…]