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Kenyan Supreme Court Nullifies Reelection of President

Kenyan Supreme Court Nullifies Reelection of President

Last Friday, the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified the recent reelection of the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, by a vote of 4-2.  After hearing this decree, the opposition soon filled the streets with uplifting chants and shouts. Justice Maraga, the chief Justice of the Kenyan Supreme […]

Tunisian Marriage Policy Reversal

Tunisian Marriage Policy Reversal

On September 14, 2017, Tunisia reversed a decades-old policy that had prohibited Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men. Prior to this reversal, Muslim men were the only sex allowed to marry non-Muslims; now, interfaith marriages have been granted to both genders. A few years ago, […]

Happy New Year from Ethiopia

Happy New Year from Ethiopia

“Melkam addis amet,” Happy New Year, read the texts that bombarded my parents’ phones Monday, September 11th. That day, Meskerem 1st or Enkutatash on the Ethiopian calendar, marked the start of the year 2010. The Ethiopian calendar, which is the calendar of the Ethiopian Orthodox […]

Life Inside Refugee Camps

Life Inside Refugee Camps

Of the 11 million Syrians displaced from their homes, 4.8 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The vast majority are absorbed into urban cities or unofficial rural communities, leaving one in ten Syrians in camps. Refugee camps, especially those that are unofficial, lack proper […]

Child Soldiers: A stripping of Adolescence

Child Soldiers: A stripping of Adolescence

Compared to the number of child soldiers last year, the number of Middle Eastern and North African child soldiers has at least doubled, UN report has stated. With conflicts still rampant in the Middle East and in North Africa, both militia and government armed forces […]

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Due in Court for Corruption Case

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Due in Court for Corruption Case

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President appeared in court on Wednesday due to allegations of his accepting of bribes. Elected in 2002, 71- year old Lula da Silva served from 2003 to 2011. This July, Lula was sentenced to nine and a half […]

A Delicate Situation: Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

A Delicate Situation: Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

As the tension escalated between North and South Korea, many voices from different countries and numerous conservative politicians in South Korea suggested that the Blue House government employ the nuclear weapon redeployment tactic. A poll commissioned by YTN (Korean News Broadcast) showed that about 68% […]