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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Islam

Islam: Are We Witnessing a Religious Witch Hunt?

Faith and religion is arguably the most controversial part of our entire human race. Wars, crusades, Genocides and hate crimes – they all so often revolve around faith and, more importantly, foreign faiths that don’t align with familiar worldviews. Like the Islam nowadays.
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Feminism Feminists Feminist Gender Equality

Feminism: Dawn of the Great Feminist Divide

Feminism is not the unified, forward-thinking movement it once was. Simply defined, feminism is a doctrine that advocates gender equality, but the modern definition is somewhat different. It’s coming of age was the necessary aftermath of centuries of women fighting to escape from under the controlling thumbs of men. Those first, revolutionary feminist heroes held fast in solidarity for, at that time, a simple goal: equality.
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Rheinmetall Weapon Factories Export

Rheinmetall: Exporting Weapon Factories to Conflict Areas

Rheinmetall, one of Germany’s biggest arms manufacturers, has seen its profits and margins rise quite substantially in the past year. Why? Rheinmetall managed to circumvent German law to export arms into conflict areas legally. However, the practice of exporting arms is not the end, but just the beginning of the company’s devious scheme to aid the most shocking conflicts on earth for profit. Rheinmetall uses its majorly owned joint venture in South Africa to export complete weapon factories to conflict areas to do with as they please.
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Arab Spring Revolutions

Analyzing the Arab Spring: Why Revolutions Fail

The Arab spring was a wave of revolutions across the Arab countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Young revolutionists vigorously called for a change of a government from the autocratic and theocratic systems to a democratic system of government. But just like many other popular revolutions around the world, it lacked steam and failed. This was before any significant change was realized.
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Rheinmetall Arms Exports

Rheinmetall Secret Arms Exports: Cheating the Law for Profit

It has been one of the more uplifting news in the past weeks. Germany stopped its arms exports to parties involved in the Yemen conflict, which already caused many civilian losses, creating possibly the most worrying humanitarian crisis today. However, the bitter truth is that German arms dealers and arms exports are not affected by the decision, as they have already found ways to circumvent Germany’s ethical and moral guidelines in order to profit from war and death around the world.
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Medications Philippines Healthcare

Medications and Healthcare in the Philippines: A Price that Kills

Getting sick in the Philippines is a nightmare. Not only because you do not feel well but because you have to pay for it. It would have been bearable if the cost of medications and treatment is affordable and if you are doing it short-term, but what if you are reliant on maintenance drugs which cost at least half of your monthly income? What would happen to you?
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Anti-Gay Christians in Uganda

Anti-Gay-Ism: The Story of Anti-Gay Christians in Uganda

Uganda has had one of the most controversial anti-gay campaigns in Africa. Severe acts of homophobia have been witnessed in the country. In 2011, David Kato, a gay rights activist was murdered in cold blood in his home. This was curiously after a Ugandan tabloid, Rolling Stone, published names and addresses of people believed to be gay. The tabloid was calling for their murder. Since then, homophobic attacks have never ceased in Uganda.
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Abuse Intellectual Disabilities

The Silent Population: Abuse of the Intellectually Disabled

How many of you are aware of the different types of abuse that occur every day? We all have probably witnessed or have been confided in by victims of different types of assault at least once. However, if you go into a room with 100 people and ask how many of them are aware of abuse to persons with intellectual disabilities, the number would be less than ten. And what does this tell us?
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