A Past Forever Present: Truth And Reconciliation In Burundi

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established in 2014 to ease ethnic animosities between the Hutu majority and Tutsi minority, has caused controversy ever since. Development and Cooperation states that Tutsi politicians still accuse TRC members of being too one-sided in their investigations of Burundi’s troubled past. The TRC discovered

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What Constrains Those In Power Or Those Seeking Power?

Governmental systems have existed for thousands of years, and are the most powerful factor in maintaining state stability. Power and how it is distributed is a trait shared by all governing systems. The concept “power” frequently conjures up notions of intimidation and force. An individual must have authority over something

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The Global Inequity Of COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 is undoubtedly the most significant public health crisis in recent years. As of January 6th 2022, there have been almost 5.5 million deaths related to the disease across the world. With the emergence of new variants, it is difficult to predict how many more there will be. Potentially, the

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The Rise Of Human Trafficking During COVID-19 Pandemic

Just before the new year, ​​Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of the recruitment and grooming of underaged girls for late partner, Jeffery Epstein, with the intention of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The trial of Maxwell had been long awaited after her arrest in July of 2020 and the abrupt death of

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War And Armed Conflict: Implications For Women

War and armed conflict around the globe causes disruption and damages social systems, essential services and economies and, as a result, has proven to have enormous humanitarian implications. War and armed conflict can affect victims in different ways, but women and girls often find themselves facing unimaginable risks, threats and

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A clipart image of a white man pushing a boulder, labelled with a dollar sign, up a stiff slope. The man and boulder face to the left, implying that the boulder will roll back down the slope and crush him.

Biden Extends Student Loan Relief For The Third Time

Despite having stated that the second period of loan payment relief, which was meant to end next February, would be the last for American university students, President Joe Biden recently announced that he will pause student loan repayments for a third time. This third relief period will last for a

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Tears After The Rain: The Legacy Of The Gukurahundi Genocide In Zimbabwe

In 1983, Robert Mugabe, then Prime Minister and leader of ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front), launched the final phase of his plan to turn Zimbabwe into a one-party state. He sent the North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade (called “Gukurahundi” in Shona) into Matabeleland to exterminate “dissidents.” What arguably

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Violence In Chile Stemming From Indigenous Land Rights Has Increased In Recent Years, No Attempt For Negotiations

Members of the Mapuche Lavkenche Resistance group burned around 30 properties in southern Chile following a decades-long conflict between the government and Mapuche communities. The attack followed deliberations in Chile’s government to extend the state of emergency implemented due to increased reports of violence between Mapuche groups and the Chilean

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A wall of Benin bronzes displayed at the British Museum. These bronze plates depict various figures and are hung on poles in a neat array.

Benin Bronzes To Be Repatriated: Will This Repair Relations?

After over a century, multiple cities have announced plans to repatriate bronze artifacts to Benin. These Benin bronzes, which currently reside in museums in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries, were historically used to honor Beninese ancestors and are representative of a rich culture and shared

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