Category: Africa

How we fail women abroad

Women are raped, mutilated, or sold as sex slaves, meanwhile we look the other way. Here Alexander Alley discusses the statistics and stories that...

The fate of child soldiers

Recent news has demonstrated that Aegis, a British security firm, has been hiring child soldiers. Here, Vanessa Cameron discusses new research that asks what...

A Critical Overview: Global Food Shortages

Eliminating hunger and malnutrition, and achieving wider global food security is imposing enormous challenges on the world’s policy agenda. A combination of factors are...

Lessons from Africa (Part Two)

China’s investment in Africa has useful lessons for Pakistan. In the second part of Lessons from Africa, Asad Abbasi takes a closer look at how Chinese investment has...

The End of Boko Haram (Part Two)

  Since the fight against Boko Haram began, millions of people have been affected. Within the last year, there have been some military victories,...

The End of Boko Haram (Part One)

In 2015, the Internationally-based Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Terrorism Index, which identified Boko Haram as the deadliest terrorist group in...

Does Democracy Deliver Development?

In the mountains of Afghanistan, American capitalism won its jihad against Soviet communism. Moscow’s tentacles could no longer cling onto those imprisoned behind the...

FGM: is action finally being taken?

It’s cutting season. With the UK summer school holidays, hundreds of girls could be at risk of being sent abroad and subjected to Female...