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International

The Africa The Media Never Shows You

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”   The quote above is an ancient african proverb, meaning that until the history and stories of Africa are told by africans, the beauty and greatness will always glorify the hunter. This is directly shown in the portrayal of Africa in western media which only shows a single story of the diverse and beautiful continent. Because of the poor one sided

International

The Africa The Media Never Shows You

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”   The quote above is an ancient african proverb, meaning that until the history and stories of Africa are told by africans, the beauty and greatness will always glorify the hunter. This is directly shown in the portrayal of Africa in western media which only shows a single story of the diverse and beautiful continent. Because of the poor one sided

International

8 Teenagers About What It’s Like To Experience A Dictatorship

I still remember the flags of Ben Ali, the Tunisian dictator, that used to cover the Tunisian streets like it was yesterday. I was less than 10 years old and used to visit my country during the summer breaks. However, I still understood what went on in Tunisia and how Ben Ali, along with the police, oppressed the population. In January 2011, everything turned. A few days after I left Tunisia after having spent the

Feminism

Why The World Wants #JusticeForNoura

It’s heartbreaking to think that we live in a world which sentences a teenage girl to death because she killed her rapist husband; this is the story of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese girl that is facing, in these days, the terrible sentence the court has given her, hoping that there will be changes and that she will decide her own fate. Noura was forced into child marriage, an issue that is still, sadly, common

Politics

U.S. Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Says He Cannot Serve Trump Administration

John Feeley, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, said he is resigning effective Mar. 9 from his position in the Trump administration. In his letter to the U.S. Department of State, Feeley said his decision was due to “personal reasons” and discussed the requirement of the position to serve the president and his policies. “As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion,

International

Youth Crime in Ivory Coast: What You Need to Know About “The Microbes”

The last few years, Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, has been invaded by small groups of children aged from 8 to 16 years old. Fitted with weapons such as knives, machetes or axes and often under the influence of hard drugs, these kids spread terror and fear in the whole city. This set of gangs were “born” in 2011 during the post-electoral crisis that affected the country: mostly living out of their parental homes, the

Environment

Africa Alive: How an International Green Belt is Uniting the Continent

As a global community, we aren’t taking as much action as we possibly could in regards to global warming. At the cost of everything we hold dear, climate change is one of the biggest threats we on planet Earth face, and time after time environmental issues get pretty much overlooked completely. Nevertheless, in a united front against desertification in the most affected areas of Africa, countries are banding together to fight back, and in doing

Op-ed

Why Studying Orientalism Should Be Mandatory Today

Studying the work of cultural critic Edward Said and his seminal theory of Orientalism should become, in my opinion, a rite of passage for every student. Many students at New York University Abu Dhabi, my current place of study, agree that the prevalence of Said’s ideas on Orientalism is so enmeshed within the fabric of our curricula that it may be regarded an academic tradition – and rightly so, I say. Even if Said’s text

International

96 Elephants Are Killed in Africa Every Single Day

Were you aware that 96 elephants are killed in Africa every single day? Through the combined actions of poachers, 35,000 elephants are killed every year. Poachers kill elephants in order to obtain their ivory tusks, which are monetarily valuable. Many poachers sell the tusks on the black market, which is where much of of the ivory trade takes place. In recent years, more and more nations have been banning ivory, but this has not been

International

Two Escaped Boko Haram Victims Become U.S. High School Graduates

Two of the 57 girls who managed to escape from the clutches of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014, have recently received their high school diplomas. Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu were abducted alongside over 250 of their classmates from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria three years ago. The girls were sleeping when they were invaded by gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The Boko Haram terrorists then proceeded to burn down the school and

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