On September 12, over a dozen dead dolphins washed up on the shores of Port Louis, Mauritius prompting thousands of people to take to the streets in outrage. This recent unrest comes in response to two major issues the East ...

The current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has been brutally cracking down on dissidents and opposition for the past two decades. Most recently, Paul Rusesabagina, a well-known critic of Kagame’s leadership, has been arrested on charges of terrorism, arson, and ...

On August 25, the world received a piece of good news from the public health sector: the continent of Africa eliminated wild poliovirus. However, the overall global fight against polio is still raging, and the coronavirus epidemic is only exacerbating ...

As the world fights its battle against COVID-19, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s complex humanitarian crisis threatens to escalate. Two years ago, the United Nations warned of a perfect storm brewing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A spike in ...

Over the past 60 years, Africa has received over $1 trillion USD in development-related aid, yet more than 50 percent of the population still lives on less than one US dollar a day. Despite continuous money flows to recipient countries ...

In 2005, the IMF and World Bank decided to forgive low–income countries, the majority of which were in Africa, of the crushing debt they owed to rich, developed countries. However, more than a decade later, many African countries are once ...

After its independence from Great Britain in 1966, Botswana seemed to have few prospects for development. Mostly reliant on agriculture, the former colony had only 12 kilometers of paved roads. Yet, Botswana is now considered an exemplar of successful development, ...

Since the fall of Apartheid in 1994, South Africa has served as a shining example for the rest of the African continent. It is Africa’s second-largest economy, home to Africa’s best universities and the continental office of many Fortune 500 ...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) appeared to be hitting its stride in the fall of 2016, earning successful convictions for war crimes in the Central African Republic and the destruction of religious and historical sites in Mali, ramping up its ...

INTRODUCTION Nearly ten years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement officially ended the bloody Sudanese Civil War, South Sudan is again on the brink of disaster. Months of negotiation following a tenuous peace deal between President Salva Kiir and former Vice ...