With Earth Day having recently passed and the need for environmental action greater than ever, many across the world have come to reckon with the…View More The Green Wall: Successes and Shortcomings
Algeria erupted in celebration when Abdelaziz Bouteflika changed course and announced that he would not run for President. He has led Algeria for 20 years…View More No fifth term for Bouteflika but what next for Algeria?
The drama surrounding Nigeria’s recent elections has yet to subside, continuing months of downright absurd campaigning. Aside from the bizarre campaign cycle, Boko Haram has…View More Nigerian Elections
Following the collapse of the Barre military dictatorship, Somalia has descended into chaos and has not substantially risen in any given sense. In the face…View More An Argument for International Recognition of Somaliland
Speaking recently at a ceremony celebrating the 30thanniversary of the Chinese State Construction Engineering Corporation’s (CSCEC) presence in Botswana, the Botswanan Minister of Investment, Trade,…View More China in Africa – unforeseen consequences?
On January 15th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its annual list of the Top 10 Threats to Global Health that it pledged to combat…View More Anti-Vaxxers Are Taking Over the World – but not the way you think
In 2012, Dr. Denis Mukwege delivered a poignant speech in front of the United Nations, criticising the administration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…View More Helper and Witness: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Ever since Eritrea was bloodily carved out through decades of war and struggle against its overbearing neighbor, Ethiopia, peace and stability have been difficult to…View More What Impact Will the Recent Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Deal Have on Both Eritrea and the Region as a Whole?
Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
The days of slavery are still far from over. Action groups fighting human trafficking often use the term modern-day slavery to when describing the grave…View More The Unbreakable Cycle: Nigerian women forced into prostitution
In July of 2018, the death of Deeqa Dahir Nuur after undergoing female genital mutilation launched a landmark investigation that many hoped would bring an…View More Somalia faces criticism over FGM policies after two girls die from the procedure
Foreign investment has long been a way for larger states to inject capital into less developed nations and their markets. Incentives for this vary from…View More China’s Power Play in Africa