August 28th, 2014

Northern Nigeria and the prospect of an Islamic state

On Sunday the Nigerian Islamist organisation Boko Haram claimed an “Islamic caliphate” in the north-eastern town of Gwoza, Borno State....

August 26th, 2014

India: Education and the Caste System Today

Guest blogger Shona Buchanan discusses the challenges facing India’s ‘untouchables’ in access to education....

August 18th, 2014

Conflict continues in Nagorno-Karabakh as violence disrupts the Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire line

A serious escalation in violence at the Line of Contact (LOC) over the past 2 weeks suggests that the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh is far from being resolved....

August 8th, 2014

South Sudan: the risk of ‘silent famine’ escalates as conflict continues

Famine in Sudan was brought to the world’s attention in 1994 by Kevin Carter’s shocking photo of a starving Sudanese boy crouched under a vulture’s predatory gaze....

August 5th, 2014

Can we overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda?

Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I have had the pleasure of witnessing its spectacular scenery and wildlife first hand, during a six week volunteering placement in 2013....
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