Tragedy in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has been characterised by long-lasting violence against a backdrop of state disintegration and deep inter-ethnic cleavages. Northern CAR has a majority Muslim population whilst the south is predominately Christian. CAR was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when the Muslim Séléka coup from the northeast overthrew Christian President Francois Bozizé from power. … Continue reading Tragedy in Central African Republic

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The Libyan smugglers: Buying people’s dreams

The toppling of long-term leader Muammer Gaddaffi in 2011 led to a power vacuum and instability, with no authority in full control. With two rival administrations and a UN backed Government of National Unity Libya has descended into a state of anarchy. This lack of central control has constructed estimates of up to 1,700 militia … Continue reading The Libyan smugglers: Buying people’s dreams

Forced Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry

The global chocolate market is worth an estimated $110 billion a year. The cocoa bean grown in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire produces 70% of the world’s cocoa, the farms of these Western African countries supply cocoa to international corporations such as Hershey’s, Mars and Nestle. Over the past decade, the cocoa industry in Western Africa … Continue reading Forced Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry

A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls

Nigeria’s Islamist Group Boko Haram has continually wreaked havoc in recent years, rampaging through the northeast of the country in their attempt to overthrow the government and create an Islamic State. Members of the group have committed heinous acts such as a wave of abductions, assassinations and bombings. In April 2014, 276 female school children … Continue reading A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls

The Growing Absurdity of University Censorship

The topic of free speech is one of the most contentious issues in liberal societies. It can be defined as the right to express one’s ideas and opinions freely through all forms of rhetoric without deliberately causing harm to others’ character and reputation by false or misleading statements. Society’s duty in this context is not … Continue reading The Growing Absurdity of University Censorship