Maize Flour Kenya Food

Poverty in Kenya: Is the Government Involved in a Food Scam?

One of Kenya’s big problems since attaining independence has been poverty. To alleviate poverty, production of enough food for the population was the way to go. Well, 54 years later, the Kenyan president has stated that alleviating poverty is one of his key agendas in his second term in office. For how long will poverty remain a key point in Kenya and the whole of Africa’s agenda? Probably a while longer as the prices for maize flour just hiked and it may just be the government’s fault.
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Africa in 2018 Poverty

Africa in 2018: The Best Possible Future for the Continent

It’s 2018! A chance for another fresh start. The previous year has been quite eventful creating both happy and sad memories. But bygones are bygones. We now look ahead, ready to take on what the day presents. 2017 set the stage for Africa in 2018. Many unsettled scores have been carried over to the new year. The never-ceasing political and social drama is patiently waiting to once again explode in our faces after the festivities come to an end. That said, here are the expectations and wishes we have for Africa in 2018. Read more

Word of the Year Feminism

Word of the Year 2017: Feminism Explained

Feminism is the word of the year 2017. Wait, what? Why this year? ‘Feminism’ has been around for quite some time. Women were working very hard for centuries to change the way things are. The word of the year, feminism, is used to represent equality between the two sexes through women empowerment, and if there ever was a year to praise the word, it was 2017.
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Net Neutrality, FCC and lobbying

Lobbying, FCC, and Net Neutrality: Freedom for Sale!

Congratulations America, you once again prioritized personal financial gain of major corporations over your citizens! When the FCC revoked Net Neutrality yesterday, it marked the dangerous departure from freedom of speech into a grim capitalistic dystopia that could very well shape the country in all the wrong ways.
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human rights

I Stand for Human Rights, Do You?

Human Rights – In about a 100 billion galaxies, possibly even more than that, our home – the Milky Way Galaxy – exists, consisting of more than a hundred billion stars. Of which, our planet earth, the blue planet, is the one and only planet where we know that life exists. The total human population, as of 2016, is about 7.44 billion people. 7.44 billion hearts are beating on this planet, at this very moment, calculating every step, every move, aspiring to reach their dreams and goals.
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Zhagh in Balochistan, Pakistan

Zhagh: Tales of a Barbaric Custom in Balochistan

We often hear stories about successful working women and the hardships they have faced in a male-dominant society, excelling, and setting up examples for the rest. In Pakistan, women in urban areas are an indispensable part of working-class. Women work side-by-side with their male counterparts in almost every walk of life. But in the vast abandoned area of southwestern Pakistan, there lies a place which specifies women as merely slaves or victims of acrimonious rituals. The barbaric tradition called Zhagh.
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