The Strathmore University Drill Tragedy and Kenya’s Terrorism Problem

On Monday, November 30th, a Kenyan woman died after jumping from a top floor window in the face of a surprise terror drill at Strathmore University in Nairobi. Around 30 people were injured as several students jumped from windows on high elevations of buildings. The woman who died was named Esther Kidemba, and she was a staff member for the […]

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New Imperialism: On Aid to Developing African Nations

Last Tuesday, USAID announced that it would be providing about $97 million in food aid to Ethiopia, as early tracking of El Niño weather patterns are predicted to cause “limited agricultural production, strained livelihoods, and exacerbated food insecurity among poor and vulnerable households”[1] throughout the horn of Africa. Since this summer of 2015, USAID has provided more than $245 million […]

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Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis: Diplomatic Isolation Erasing the Deaths of Thousands

Around the second of September, a heart-wrenching photograph of a small toddler, faced down and washed up on a Turkish beach, went viral. Aylan Kurdi was one of around 2,500 people who have lost their lives due to human smuggling and violent travel while fleeing from home this year. This circumstance captures a mildly concerning aspect of the European Migrant Crisis: it has […]

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