The #10YearChallenge and #GlowUpChallenge have gone viral on social media this week, with millions of people sharing current photos next to what they looked like a decade ago. While most of the craze has been for fun, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users have also seized on the viral craze to address issues they say are…
Washington, DC - American civil rights groups have condemned the appointment of a new deputy national security advisor who served on the board of an anti-Muslim group for nearly a decade. US President Donald Trump appointed Charles M Kupperman last week to assist National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying in a press release that Kupperman…
North Korea's top envoy, Kim Yong-chol, has arrived in Washington, DC, according to South Korean media, in a visit aimed at laying the groundwork for a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Neither the United States nor North Korea has announced any meetings, but Kim is expected to hold…
Al-Shabab has long threatened Kenya's security with attacks targeting civilians and members of its military. Dozens were killed on Tuesday when five gunmen attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi. The latest assault raised questions about the country's ability to ensure people's safety. Can these assaults be prevented? And what is the message the armed group is trying to…
Tapachula, Mexico - Luis Jose Carbajal was 19 years old when he was shot. It was two months after the June 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras, and people all over the country were continuing to take to the streets to protest the military's ousting and expatriation of elected president Manuel Zelaya. Carbajal was participating in…
Lagos, Nigeria - When Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, so too did the flavour of Nigeria's music scene. At the time, music in Nigeria was more than a lyrical lush, it was also about people power and activism. Fela's Afrobeat from the 1970s to 90s helped those to flourish. There was always entertainment though, but far more vitality…
San Salvador, El Salvador - Alex Gonzalez decided to flee El Salvador on the spur of the moment. Waking up from a recurring nightmare about gang violence, Gonzalez packed a small bag and left home that day, joining the latest caravan of migrants and refugees heading north from Central America. The 22-year-old from the department…
Arsal, Lebanon - A tyre weighs down the roof of Ahmed Bareesh's tent as a new winter storm hit the Lebanese border town of Arsal in the Bekaa Valley, home to at least 65,000 Syrian refugees. The plywood-and-tarpaulin structure is one of the 110 makeshift homes that are covered by a blanket of snow in…
Los Angeles, California - This isn't the first time Los Angeles teacher Yvette Olivares Estrada walked out of the classroom for better conditions and pay. Twenty-nine years ago, about a year after she became a teacher, she went on strike for "practically the same reasons", the English and History teacher at Hollenbeck Middle School told…
Kenyan bomb disposal experts searched on Thursday for leftover explosives at the site of the brazen attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that killed 21 people plus five al-Shabab fighters. The al-Qaeda affiliate said it carried out the attack in the Kenyan capital in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as…
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