Africa

Global Uproar After Mugabe’s Appointment by World Health Organization

Global Uproar After Mugabe’s Appointment by World Health Organization

This past weekend, the World Health Organization announced the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its Goodwill Ambassador. In response, many world leaders denounced the organization’s decision. The British government issued a statement saying that the appointment “risks overshadowing the work undertaken globally by […]

Former Soccer Star Leads in Liberia’s Polls

Former Soccer Star Leads in Liberia’s Polls

According to provisional results announced by Liberia’s electoral commision, former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Vice President Joseph Bokai in the polls. If current trend advances, the two candidates will compete next month to decide on the future of Liberia’s presidency, marking […]

Zannah Mustapha: Winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

Zannah Mustapha: Winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha was awarded the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees prize for his efforts to educate the children of Boko Haram soldiers as well as orphans who lost their parents due to Boko Haram’s violence. Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group […]

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 […]