The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Be “Prepared”

January 04, 2018

From the DRC to Iran, should we prepare ourselves for the “death of the king”? Joseph Kabila, the president of the somewhat Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), appears increasingly allergic to the idea of elections contained in the nation’s constitution. The government’s allergic...

Looking for Peace on a Forgotten Island in DRC

November 15, 2016

An island on Lake Kivu provides a sanctuary from war in the region. It only takes one hour to reach the island of Idjwi by speedboat that sails between two of the main cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) South Kivu region, Goma and Bukavu. The lush green landscapes and relaxed,...

Swap Kim Kardashian With Amnesty International, Please

January 21, 2015

Public obsession with celebrity culture diverts attention from tragedies worldwide. The Internet was set aflame earlier this month — not by Kim Kardashian, but by three days of terror that brought France to a standstill. Seventeen people lost their lives over the actions of the Kouachi...

Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media

September 19, 2014

While certain “chosen” conflicts attract media attention worldwide, many “stealth conflicts” remain largely underreported. Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza — these are the world's conflicts that will be remembered as those that “mattered” for the year 2014. Or at least that is what...