Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

Smoking Isn’t Just Bad for You — It’s Devastating the Environment

Oct 30, 2018

The tobacco industry’s carbon footprint is greater than that of entire countries, such as Israel or Peru. Tobacco’s disastrous effects on human health have been clear for decades, despite industry giants trying to hide the evidence linking cigarette smoke and disease for as long as...

America: A Third World Country without Malaria

Oct 09, 2018

Avaricious elites, their self-serving courtiers and entrenched interest groups have ripped up the social contract in America, making lives of millions worse. Three years ago, Pablo Pardo of El Mundo remarked to this author that he found America fascinating. The reason he gave was revealing. He...

Commonwealth Could Be Britain’s Post-Brexit Break

May 28, 2018

Taking on the leadership of the Commonwealth is a boost for the country embattled in precarious Brexit negotiations and trying to reimagine its place in the world. In April, Britain hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was billed as the largest gathering of heads of states...

What Africa Has to Offer

Apr 30, 2018

With urbanization projects throughout Africa, the development of infrastructure is often incompatible with the needs of the people. The marginalization that Black Panther — the film adaptation of the Marvel comic — decries of black inner cities in the US is about to be recreated in Africa....

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