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EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx Of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: The Geopolitics Of The River Nile Basin

When completed, the 4.8 billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will become Africa’s largest source of hydroelectric power, with the potential to generate 6450 MW. Despite the obvious benefits in providing electricity for Ethiopia, its construction has exposed fault lines in the rising power’s diplomatic relations with regional rival […]


  Israel Launches Counterattack In Gaza Amid Soaring Tensions

“This is Razan’s weapon”, Razan’s father said, emptying out his vest pockets. Holding the gauze and bandages as if it were made of glass, he repeats. “This is her weapon.” According to Al Jazeera, Razan al-Najjar was a 21-year old Palestinian medic. She volunteered at the increasingly violent protests and […]


The Uncensored Playlist

The uncensored playlist was released on March 12th, 2018, in which musicians and journalists alike teamed up to exploit a loophole of modern-day censorship. Five journalists from five heavily censored countries aligned with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany to break through the free speech blockade through the use of music. […]


The Historical And Political Roots Of Veiling And Unveiling For Muslim Women

Despite the widespread practice of veiling in Islam, and its present-day status as an emblem of Muslim womanhood throughout the world, it has surprisingly little to back it up in the Qur’an, something acknowledged by many Islamic feminists, but less well-known throughout mainstream discourse in both the West and Muslim-majority […]


17 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces During Land Day Protests

This past Friday marked the onset of a six-week protest in Gaza, nicknamed the Great March of Return. This major demonstration commemorated the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, an incident in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while protesting the government’s decision to expropriate two thousand […]