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14 Aug

Sustainable development and the LGBTIA community: a letter to Africa

Dear Africa, You would think that my pen got dry because I seemed distracted for a while. It did not. I was simply at some distance handling quite a few things that some how drew me away from my routine, books and regular considerations. I have been living a little. I can not say I’m […]

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14 Aug

Honduras’ hidden burden: extorting the life out of the country

Travelling through the centre of Tegucigalpa, Honduras’ capital city, we passed some commotion around a public bus. On closer inspection, we saw that the driver’s side was littered with bullet holes. I was in Honduras volunteering on women’s rights projects and tackling youth unemployment, so I was getting to grips with the reality of the […]

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14 Aug

The lessons to be learned from Myanmar’s democratic transition

The past few months have seen their fair share of historic developments. Multiple terrorist attacks, the Paris Climate Conference, the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis have dominated the headlines across Europe. In times of such uncertainty, the healthy functioning of democratic governance becomes increasingly at risk. For this reason, it is necessary to study […]

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14 Aug

My experience at Al Quds University: the battleground for education

If you are not familiar with Al Quds University campus allow me to draw you this picture. A number of military checkpoints and Israeli settlements placed around and near the campus, armed military vehicles that stop for soldiers to frisk students, staff and anyone else in the area. But also Israel’s despicable and uninterrupted “security […]

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14 Aug

WeAreStartup: The collaborative power of WE to support startups worldwide

With WeAreStartup we want to bring entrepreneurs and startups together. Our vision is to make startup support easily accessible from anywhere in the world. We are creating a community in which entrepreneurs, startup professionals and startup enthusiasts are connected and can help each other to develop successful businesses. Having been delegates at the AFI Changemeraks […]

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14 Aug

Why are the Youth in African States not taking Leadership Roles in Government?

Close to 50 years after gaining independence, most African governments are, on the whole, still dominated by the old guard. Parliamentarians are largely either those who played a part in the independence struggle, or their offspring; in both cases, most are not youthful. Assessing the conditions today of most of these African States, poor governance, […]

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14 Aug

The Stateless Bidoons of Kuwait

Kuwait is experiencing a human rights crisis that is affecting 10% of its population. An estimated 93,000 to 180,000 people have not been granted their citizenship and now subsequently live a life of disenfranchisement and discrimination. This is bringing great instability to the region. Being from the UK, and having never lived in the Middle […]

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14 Aug

The Tools of Resistance: Bedouin Children Empowered through Education

It is a sad story when schools become battlegrounds, and restricting the education of vulnerable children is used as a weapon. Unfortunately this has often been the case here in The Holy Land, whether it be in horrific events such as the shelling by Israelis of a UN school last summer in Gaza, the checkpoints […]

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14 Aug

On Palestine joining the International Criminal Court, Israel has run out of Excuses

If there’s one thing that can be certain, it’s that Palestinian aggression against Israel is doomed to fail. No matter how hard the Palestinian attack Israel, Israel is always going to be able to hit back harder. The Iron Dome makes sure that rockets from Gaza will be intercepted before they hit Israeli citizens, and […]

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14 Aug

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: We’ve Ignored it for Long Enough

The process of writing a blog post about the Syrian refugee crisis is an oddly liberating experience. The bind of objectivity associated with the academic rigour of an essay, or the diplomatic constraints of compiling an official report; such impediments do not restrain the author of an opinion piece. It is, however, often hard to […]

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