Author: Sarah Namondo

Zambian Education Under Attack: Fear of COVID-19 Surging

For young Zambian pupils, hopes for resuming school were almost becoming a reality. This reality has been plaguing many other children all around the globe. The unpredictable and unavoidable consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to continue for an increasingly long time.  For some children who have not had access

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Education Continues: Common Global Strategies

The emphasis on education cannot be undermined, especially in such a difficult time in world history as this. 2020 is recording the year with the highest number of children out of school, adding to the huge number of students who were unable to go to school. Initially, low-income people and

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Climate Change Worsens The Humanitarian Crisis

Evolving changes in the climate continue to affect lives, especially those in vulnerable regions like Africa. After decades of decline, the World Health Organization reported in 2018 that food insecurity is on the rise. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations confirmed this in 2019. Climate change’s direct

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From  Mentao To Goudoubo And To Dori: Malian Refugee Education Unrest

Burkina Faso has been home recently for many Malians fleeing conflicts. Counting nearly 20,000 refugees, many of whom have recently fled the camps  are “seeking safety in other parts of the country or even returning to their homeland,” UNHCR reports. Burkina Faso has equally been battling with managing a huge internal displacement of people

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New Start Or Old Story: A Pre-Election Appeal To Burundi

Burundi is the converging point of the African Great Lakes region and East Africa, but finding political stability in its presidential situation has been a complex, unanswered concern for Burundians. The world anticipates seeing fair, impartial voting in the upcoming May 20th elections largely because Incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza has promised

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Why Is Education Segmented For Refugee Children?

Education remains the backbone of all developed countries and it has been used as a grading scheme to categorize development globally. As such, why is this vital aspect limited to some of the most vulnerable people, such as refugee children? These children are allowed to enroll in primary school but

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Longest Algerian Protest Suspended Because Of COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 have tampered the longest political rampage in the world’s 10th largest country and Africa’s 8th most populous country. The Arab nation of Algeria has experienced massive nonviolent demonstrations every Friday since 22 February 2019. The four-term leadership of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has concluded with his

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Displaced Burkinabes and Confused Malian Refugees In Burkina Faso

The Republic of Burkina Faso is home to one of Africa’s iconic revolutionists – former President Thomas Sankara. Since his death, Burkinabes have experienced consistent political instability, said to be the reason for the rise and untamed activities of armed groups within the nation. Similar to several other landlocked African

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Why Is Peace Studies Only A Graduate Program

The word “peace” has been defined in several contexts such that it’s complex to pinpoint or generalize a single meaning. The study of peace remains pertinent in this world full of unpreventable and unresolved conflicts. Learning about what is national peace and how it can be managed has been relegated

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Who Is A Migrant, A Refugee, A Stateless Person And An Asylum Seeker?

The disastrous repurcussions of the major world wars have included several civil conflicts which were then followed by ongoing widespread migration. Nowadays, wars are increasingly complicated and primarily related to international trade and development, however, the desire for certain countries to be considered superior has increased global pressures to respond

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Humanitarian Empowerment Trumps Humanitarian Aid For Refugees

The uncontrollable and unpredictable outbursts of wars and terror attacks around the world continue to increase concerns on if stable peace is achievable. To an extent, peace can be attained but there is a need for sustainable approaches. The increase in mobility from conflict has resulted in the unwanted and

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Lesbos Horror: Refugee Children Affected

Greece’s generosity to cater to refugees and asylum seekers is greatly valued, but its resources have been extremely stretched beyond national capacity. In an effort to resolve this complex issue, Greece, in 2016, had signed a deal with the EU and Turkey which permits migrants to stay on the island

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Burundian Refugees Forced To Flee Tanzania

Tanzania has been home to hundreds of thousands of refugees over decades and offered citizenship to tens of thousands since 1972. Recently, Tanzania has begun coercively expelling refugees, and 163,000 Burundians have left fearing arrest or deportation. This comes following the October 11th comment by President John Magufuli that Burundian

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EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is

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UNHCR Mourns Death Of Sadako Ogata At 92

Japanese humanitarian Sadako Ogata was the first female to be appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Nicknamed “refugees’ champion” by BBC News, and “five-foot giant” by her UN colleagues, she will be remembered for her zeal to protect the ” defenceless and dispossessed” during her time in the role from

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