Africa


Climate Change And Its Effects On Food Prices In Kenya: A Holistic Approach To Alleviating The Crisis

It can be difficult to see how climate change can impact something like a price tag. When money is a concept designed for trade, the connection between it and tangible, global weather circumstances can be hard to see. Rapidly, the economic climate in Kenya is making this link more visible […]


President Trump’s Policy On Airstrikes In Somalia

On June 11th, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike in Southern Somalia targeting al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is an extremist group operating in Somalia officially since 2007 and has the capability to attack neighbouring countries due to its radical networks in the Horn and East Africa. According to the Pentagon […]


Boko Haram Faces A Rapid Decline While Ramping Up Attacks In Cameroon

Last Friday, June 9, 2017, Boko Haram attacked a Cameroonian town on the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, killing one soldier and injuring two others.  A few weeks earlier militant kidnapped three Cameroonian women from a border town, which compel the UN to warn people against travelling to northern Cameroon. The recent arrest […]


Concerns In Central Africa Over U.S. Repealing Of “Conflict Minerals Rule”

This week, The Associated Press reported that an increase in violence in central Africa may result from the U.S. decision to stop enforcing the “conflict minerals rule.” The rule requires U.S. companies to declare if they are sourcing minerals from a conflict area in order to ensure that minerals do […]


In This Together: Humanitarian Assistance in the Age of Populist Politics

Claiming that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” and reaffirming his pledge to put “America First,” Donald Trump announced that his administration was pulling out of the Paris accords.  Such is a typical statement in the modern era of populist politics.  As sea levels rise, […]


In Growing Diplomatic Row, Egypt And Allied Gulf States Sever Ties With Qatar

This past Sunday several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, in what has quickly morphed into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, one whose consequences could be wide ranging in a region plagued by political instability. Qatar stands accused, by its neighbours, of causing […]