On Jan. 23, Burkinabe midfielder Ismahila Ouédraogo booked Burkina Faso a ticket to the African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals, netting the last penalty against favorite Gabon. However, the euphoria was short-lived.  About 1,500 km away from the stadium in ...

American civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” When those that have the freedom and liberty to exercise their rights choose to remain silent, an unimaginable amount of power ...

In February 2022, the turbines of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — located nine miles into the Ethiopian side of the Ethiopia-Sudan border and on the Blue Nile tributary — were turned on and began generating electricity. Up and ...

In a big step for women’s reproductive rights, women in Colombia can seek elective abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies. This decision, officially confirmed on Feb 21., marks a significant shift in policy, as abortions were previously only ...

The 2022 French presidential election is currently at its most intense point. On April 24, the French voters will have the chance to decide their new president and what the next five years of their country will look like. Before ...

Perhaps nothing is more indicative of China’s rise from a developing country to an economic powerhouse than the sheer number of products sold worldwide that say “Made in China.” From Android phones to Nike shoes to Jalisco New Generation synthetic ...

Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine has proven to be one of the most diplomatically complex events of the 21st century. Countries external to the conflict seem to be torn between simply condemning Russia’s actions through economic sanctions and responding more ...

While the world watches the events unfolding in Ukraine, another major “invasion” is brewing in a once unassuming region thousands of miles southeast. China and the Solomon Islands recently announced a security agreement that will lead to the stationing of ...

Over the past year, a surprising adversary to Chinese economic and political interests has arisen: Lithuania. While the country may seem an unlikely source of pushback against China, its history and diplomatic interests suggest otherwise. The small Baltic country of ...

On March 9th, Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea’s former chief prosecutor, was elected as the next president in the country’s tightest presidential race yet. Yoon beat his opponent, Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party of Korea, by merely 0.08%. Leading up ...