Protests in Senegal Over COVID-19 Curfew

Civil unrest seems to have been a global issue this week, with countries like Senegal following suit. The following information comes from Africa News. Protests erupted in Senegal Wednesday over a 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. coronavirus curfew mandated by President Macky Sall. The violence took place in Dakar, where 90% of COVID-19 cases are…

End SARS!

Police brutality isn’t just a Western problem. Protests happening in Nigeria are shining a light on an organization built to protect and serve, but somehow they chose abuse of power. The following information comes from The Guardian. A Nigerian police force, The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been dissolved after allegations of police brutality. Protests…

Rally in Mauritius Over Oil Spill

I saw an interesting article this morning and had to share my findings. The following information is from Africa News. Mauritius, an island nation in East Africa, is experiencing massive protests over the government’s mishandling of an oil spill. This spill was caused by the shipwreck of a Japanese fuel-carrier that took place in July,…

Deeper Reasons Behind Haiti’s Protest

The protest happening in Haiti has made international news all year. My initial observation was that fuel and food shortages, the economic crises, and the demand for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation were the root causes of civilian anger. But further research has unpacked a few more things. The following information comes from Aljazeera.com, by way…