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The UK’s incumbent Conservative Party has announced they intend to introduce mandatory National Service for 18-year-olds if they win the next election. In a video posted to X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak described the initiative as “A bold new model of National Service”, saying “Britain today faces a future that is [...]

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Recent Afrobarometer survey data (Round 8, 2019-2021) paints a stark picture with 86% of Kenyans and 93% of Ghanaians expressing intolerance towards the LGBT community. This high level of intolerance exists despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guaranteeing non-discrimination based on sexual orientation. Furthermore, across Africa, laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual activity remain commonplace. [...]

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Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced Monday that he will formally resign after a transitional council is installed to lead the Caribbean state, which has been plagued by gang violence. Henry has been stuck in Puerto Rico, being prevented from returning following a trip to Kenya to discuss the deployment of a multinational task force to [...]

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No sooner had the dust of 2023 settled than the leader of the executive arm of Kenya’s government launched missiles of subliminal jibes aimed at what he termed “a tyrannical and corrupt judiciary.” President William Ruto—a product of the Kenyan Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2022 Presidential Petition—averred that some judges were bent on sabotaging [...]

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The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, was declared the winner of the recent elections Sunday, despite the opposition condemning the results and claiming electoral fraud. The elections, which happened in late December, were marred by widespread disruption. Two candidates for the parliament were killed in separate incidents and the EU [...]

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Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday endorsed a request to deploy over 1000 police officers to Haiti. The decision, shown in a televised broadcast from parliament, resulted from the presentation of a motion by parliament’s Committee on Administration and Internal Security. The motion endorsed the government’s request to dispatch security officers as a response to the escalating [...]

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Why do coups d’état happen? Is it that bad leadership pushes people to their boiling points, compelling them to take matters into their own hands? Or is it a lack of adequate preventative laws? Do external factors play a role? And in Africa specifically, how much of an impact does history tend to have? Moreover, [...]

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Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being light years ahead of your time. If you are right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority, the truth [...]

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