Photo from PUP Global Heritage Consortium With the epidemic of HIV/AIDS ongoing in the continent of Africa for the past century, many initiatives have been made in effort to combat this dire health concern. Backing many of these efforts have been religious institutions, in which they have played a pivotal and successful role in establishing … Continue reading Religious Institutions and Conservation Efforts in Africa
Dr Eloïse Bertrand Following on from Part I, this article contains the details of my interview with Dr Eloïse Bertrand. Dr Eloïse Bertrand is a research fellow at Portsmouth University who specialises in Burkinabe history and has co-authored “A Dictionary of African Politics”. Dr Bertrand sheds light on more recent transmutations within Burkinabe current affairs, partly … Continue reading Sankara and his Legacy: Part 2
Dr Amber Murrey Burkinabé, the demonym for the people of Burkina Faso, may perhaps seem to be an unfamiliar word - rarely heard. The policies of Thomas Sankara, the first Burkinabé President, have also often been shrouded in obscurity, yet they epitomised rapid-paced development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whilst it is important to not romanticise a … Continue reading Sankara and His Legacy: Part 1
A dream born within the diaspora, pan-Africanism has been defined by W.E.B Du Bois as “the idea of one Africa united in experience and exposed to the impact of other cultures”. One may regard the fall of colonisation within Africa as being indicative of the dream coming to fruition, but if we are to look at … Continue reading The Pan-African Dream: is it a political reality or has it been condemned to the ideological realm?
Since 2017, Venezuela has been in a social, political and economic crisis. Under the Nicolas Maduro regime, the country has experienced extreme hyperinflation and abuses on civilian human rights. The desperate situation has led to food shortages, a lack of health services and a lack of electricity and other basic services across the country. This … Continue reading Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian: Venezuelan Migrants — Tragedy, Resilience and Hope
An Oxford University alumna, for undergraduate study Victoria read classics at Trinity College, she then undertook a Masters study at Oxford and, subsequently, a Roman Literature PhD at the University of Nottingham. According to Secure Computing Magazine, Dr Baines is one of the top 50 women of influence in cyber security. Her previous work experience … Continue reading Dr Victoria Baines: Cybersecurity
We are currently residing in an era wherein the critique of humanitarianism has become incredibly topical. Whether it be criticisms levied towards foreign aid, or humanitarian missions within the African continent, the subject attracts a great deal of attention. Is there another method that may prove to be fruitful, or provide a beneficial impact? I … Continue reading Jean Bosco Iyacu: Development Finance — What Does Its Trajectory in Rwanda Indicate for the Future Ahead?
Latin America has been one of the worst-hit regions in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 14 million diagnosed cases. Media images of cardboard coffins and bodies being left in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador spread throughout the world. However, the UN has declared there is another pandemic in the region lingering in the shadows – … Continue reading María-Noel Vaeza: Violence Against Women
Latin America has a long and rich history of feminist collective action, from the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who campaigned against the Argentinian dictatorship government following the disappearances of family members, to current feminist movements protesting against the lack of action being taken to stop femicide in the region. In contexts of violence and … Continue reading Dr Julia Zulver: High Risk Feminism
Labelled ‘the most dangerous city in the world’ by TIME magazine in 1988, Medellín has since become known as ‘the most innovative’ for its successes in urban development. Once home to Pablo Escobar’s infamous Medellín Cartel, tourists now flock to Colombia’s second- largest city to see its art museums, botanical gardens and most bizarrely, its … Continue reading Prof. Julio Dávila: The Transformative Power of the Cable Car in Medellín, Colombia