Breast cancer in Algeria

Breast Cancer in Algeria: Survivors Lose Rights as Women

“I no longer want you as my wife, you are a half woman!” – These are the heartbreaking words that Yousef told his wife Yasmin (not their real names). They have lived together for more than two decades. Just recently, Yasmin was diagnosed with breast cancer in Algeria. With advice from her physician, she went through a surgical procedure and had one of her breasts, the one with cancer, amputated. She then proceeded to have chemotherapy sessions and her recovery process kick-started.
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African Union Espionage Spying Africa

Espionage in Africa: The Business of Spying

Accusations and counter-accusations have been rife in the diplomatic departments after French magazine Le Monde published a report that the Republic of China had been spying on the African Union by bugging the AU headquarters building. The building was a gift to the AU and consequently used for espionage. China was in charge of the construction and everything related to the building.
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Westernization Traditionalism Africa Western Influence

Westernization or Traditionalism: Africa under Western Influence

Africa is a continent full of diversity. Other than the immense wealth of natural resources, there also exists a rich diversity in demographical characteristics, cultures, and traditions. With Africa now becoming increasingly westernized, these indigenous cultures and traditions are at risk of being wiped out. But they won’t go quietly, there is a fierce battle of westernization vs. traditionalism on the continent.
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Africa Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming: Africa Has Bigger Issues Than Climate Change

Africa is the Continent worst hit by the global warming menace by all measurable standards. The effects have been adverse with the continent facing its worst water crisis in major cities. Cape Town, in the past year, experienced the longest water crisis ever recorded and barely 40% of the population in Nairobi has access to clean water at all. This has led to water-borne diseases like cholera.
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Intersex Africa

Genderqueer: The Challenges of Being Intersex in Africa

Being intersex in Africa is a taboo. Even if you survive the lynching by family, then you might not survive suicide. For a long time, intersex people in Africa have been perceived as a curse by their families. Just like those suffering from poor mental health in Africa, the stigma has pushed some into depression and suicide. It is worse if the community around them gets to know of their condition.
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Poverty in Africa

Poverty in Africa: A Rich Continent for the Poor

In its 2016 list of the world’s richest individuals, Forbes put Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon, at the 51st position. Four other Africans were also featured on the list. There are still many other rising billionaires and millionaires in Africa. That said, if there were also a list detailing the poorest individuals in the world, Africans would feature on it prominently if not entirely. That is the reality of poverty in Africa. But why?
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Ethiopia Oromo Protests

The Oromo Protests: Ethiopia Four Decades after Haile Selassie

Ethiopia has had a tumultuous political scene for the last couple of years. Violent protests have been happening since November 2015 with the protesters agitating for social and political reforms. They have been accusing the government of Ethiopia with gross infringement of human rights, including marginalization of minority groups, police brutality, mass arrests, and land grabbing. More than 600 people have since died as a result of the Oromo Protests.
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E-Learning

Is E-Learning a Threat to African Culture?

Technology has taken over most sectors of our society today, one of them being modern education. To most, E-Learning is still a mystery, but actually, it is quite easy to comprehend. Basically, E-Learning is the use of electronic technologies to deliver educational curriculum outside the usual classroom set up. Computers and the internet are the main platforms for E-Learning. It has been an uphill battle incorporating this kind of technology into African society with many critics arguing that it lacks the human element required in learning and it might erode African culture.
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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Africa

Bitcoin in Africa: Is Cryptocurrency Saving Africa’s Economy?

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Almost every internet user has heard of Bitcoin. Some have gone further and invested heavily in it. This is by either buying it or by teaching others on Cryptocurrency, all while others still grapple with the concept and fundamentals of what Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency actually are. Africa has not been left behind. The fire and zeal for Bitcoin are real, especially among the young people.
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Kenyan Politics Kenya

Politics 101: A Guide to Politics in Kenya

Kenya is a democratic country that holds general elections every 5 years. Just like in every democratic setting, the winner takes it all, meaning losing can be tough. Having gained independence in 1963 from the British, Kenya has held several elections and that has made it possible for a pattern to form on who or how candidates clinch the seats. These are the fundamentals to consider for your chances of getting elected into a public office in Kenya. Here is a guide to Kenyan politics.
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