Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer Sudan has been under the rule of President Omar Al-Bashir since 1989. Al-Bashir’s presidency, gained through a military coup, is widely viewed as illegitimate. His recent re-election extends his 25 year rule and has elicited varied responses from the international community. Internally, the National Elections Committee (NEC) reported cases of forgery… Read More


Victoria Fleming, Blog Writer As the South Sudanese War continues, a resolution through diplomatic peace talks mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) seems impossible. After fourteen months of destruction and terror, the deaths of tens of thousand South Sudanese civilians, and over two million displaced persons, the credibility of the peace talks between… Read More


Talha Sadiq, Blog Writer The Indigenous Uighur ethnic Muslim minority in China’s western Xinjiang region has been in constant dispute with the Central Chinese authorities since 1949. Authorities have curtailed the Uighurs’ religious, economic and cultural activities in line with Communist China’s opposition to religion. Lately, authorities have also increased action against Uighurs after street… Read More


Solaye Snider, Blog Writer The final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), conceived to “investigate and document the history and intergenerational legacy of residential schools,” is due to be released in late June of this year.  It is expected that the release of the TRC’s report will again spark “a national debate” about whether… Read More