Author: Zoe Mebude-Steves

Are We Right To Cancel J.K. Rowling?

Yes? No? It’s complicated. A lot has been said of J.K. Rowling in the past few months, and it’s no secret that the court of public opinion’s verdict is that she deserves to be cancelled for her insensitive and downright offensive comments. But does she deserve the amount of backlash

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One Dead, Six Injured In Glasgow Attack

Six men – including a police officer – were injured by a male suspect who was later shot dead in Glasgow, on Friday. According to the BBC, police were called to the Park Inn Hotel at 12:50 BST after there were reports of stabbings. It was during this response that

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Will “Sleepy Joe” Show America He’s Wide Awake?

Currently, the United States is going through a number of crises – from a free-falling economy to the public speaking out, despite the panic caused by a deadly pandemic, against blatant racism and prejudice. Mr. Biden, now the democratic nominee, has responded to these crises by stating that Donald Trump’s

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U.S. “Invasion” In Venezuela: What You Need To Know

Imagine a world where, in the midst of a deadly global catastrophe, two “ex-U.S. special forces agents,” invade a foreign country and attempt to capture or kill a demagogue leader with a bounty of $15 million on his head. Stop imagining, because this is much closer to fact than fiction.

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Can Fintech Lead A Digital Revolution In Africa

Due to the onset of Coronavirus, many businesses have been quick to offer their services virtually and remotely. While this is a testament to human resilience and proactivity, we must not forget that it is also due to innovations in technology over the past decade. One example of such innovative

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Feminism Vs. Covid-19: The Unseen Struggle

One doesn’t need to be a feminist to understand that the outbreak of Covid-19 will have a profound affect on women – despite the fact that they are statistically less likely to die from the disease. Indeed, rather than just being a health risk, the disease can also, unfortunately, affect

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The Grooms Of Child Brides

Each year, around 150 million underaged girls globally are married off. What is less obvious is that in many cases, the grooms are children themselves. This article will evaluate the long-term impact of early marriage on child grooms. However, it does not undermine the movement to end child marriage for

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The Sad History And Persistence Of FGM

When most people think of female genital mutilation (FGM), they assume it is a primitive, uniquely African act. Yet according to the WHO, it has occurred in various ghastly forms in most societies. Perhaps it was because of this universality that in 1920, an international conference in Egypt marked the

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Love In The Time Of Corona

At the time of writing, many countries have at least partially closed their borders in an attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of over 20,000 people. In these difficult times, many people are uncertain and anxious. Unfortunately, some look to take advantage of

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