Reporter’s house burnt in Niger’s election protests : what does this show about Niger’s political system?

Introduction – What Happened?    The house of Moussa Kaka, a correspondent on Radio France Internationale, was set on fire on Wednesday 24th February. Moussa Kaka was targeted because of his job as a journalist. We do not know who exactly burned down Moussa Kaka’s house, but it happened as

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Why is Somalia taking so long to hold its elections?

Somalis should have elected a new parliament and president by now. Parliament’s term expired in December 2020 and the president’s in February 2021. But to the people’s frustration, elections have not followed. To understand why, let’s try to make sense of the complex Somali political situation. A Background of Violence Until

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To what extent do pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to intervene in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The pharmaceutical industry is designed to discover, develop and produce medical drugs which aim to treat or prevent disease. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, their work has become more and more important, particularly as they begin to develop and market vaccines to prevent severe illness and hopefully transmission. Never before

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Article 10 – The Right to a fair judicial system: A scenario in Rwanda

Currently, in Rwanda, the judiciary is being criticised for denying politician and activist Paul Rusesabagina his rights to fair legal treatment. Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: ‘Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the

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What is Polyamory?

Introduction The word ‘polyamory’ comes from the joining of the Greek word ‘poly’ (many) and the Latin word ‘amor’ (love).  Polyamory therefore means ‘many loves’. People are polyamorous when they want intimate relationships with more than one person. Importantly, all the people in a polyamorous relationship know about it and

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