Africa

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 […]

Op-ed: Ghana, What’s My Age Again?

Op-ed: Ghana, What’s My Age Again?

      What if age was not just a number, or something you never considered in your day to day life? What if you could change your age? In Ghana, the government often changes people’s ages as they realize that there are more benefits that come […]

Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls in Exchange for Boko Haram Officers

Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls in Exchange for Boko Haram Officers

After Boko Haram held them captive for more than three years, 82 Chibok schoolgirls were released in exchange for five of the Islamic group’s commanders. With aid from Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the girls were freed and flown to Abuja […]

Pope Francis Visits Egypt to Call for Stronger Muslim-Christian Ties

Pope Francis Visits Egypt to Call for Stronger Muslim-Christian Ties

Last week, Pope Francis made a visit to Egypt in which he prompted Muslims to join forces against religious extremism and strengthen relationships with fellow Egyptian Christians. The Pope’s two-day visit occured only two weeks after two Coptic Orthodox churches were bombed during Palm Sunday […]

Environmental Crisis Worsens in Sudan

Environmental Crisis Worsens in Sudan

Haboob, meaning blasting or drifting in Arabic, is a type of intense sand storm. This storm is known to occur in the southern part of the Sahara Desert, more specifically North Sudan.These storms are caused by strong winds, creating a wave or wall of dust […]