The Silent Cost of Ethiopia’s Internal Conflict

By Stanley Shapiro Despite its global importance, the ongoing fighting between the Ethiopian Federal Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPL), the regional ruling party of Tigray, Ethiopia, is relatively unknown to much of the world. This is mainly due to a lack of reporting from inside Ethiopia, as well as a general global ignorance of conflict in Africa. However, despite this lack of … Continue reading The Silent Cost of Ethiopia’s Internal Conflict

Chinese Economic Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa Takes A Wrong Turn

By Kezia Dickson Sub-Saharan Africa has greatly relied on the financial assistance from Western democracies to stimulate their economies. However, the economic dependence on the West is changing course as the region leans towards greater economic dependence on the East. This East encapsulates one country: China. China has been expanding its economic assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to research conducted by the Brookings Institute , … Continue reading Chinese Economic Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa Takes A Wrong Turn


Kanishkh Kanodia During this epidemic, one of the most fundamental yet frequently overlooked questions policy-makers have had to confront  is drawing the line between ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ goods. Their decision determines what can and cannot be sold during lockdowns. The choice surrounding one commodity, in particular, has presented ethical and political quandaries: alcohol. While most nations have permitted the sale of liquor as essential goods … Continue reading BREWING CHAOS


Joe Becker Two and a half years ago, on November 19th, 2017, the once unthinkable happened. Robert Mugabe, at the time one of the oldest dictators in the world, resigned the Presidency of Zimbabwe after more than three decades in power—three decades which had seen the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy, the attempted genocide of the Ndebele people, and the ostracizing of the country to … Continue reading ZIMBABWE AND THE PERILS OF REVOLUTION


By Quang Trinh From 2003 the Darfur conflict has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, long before the fallout of Yemen, Syria, and South Sudan. In 2004, Jan Egeland, the Under-Secretary-General of the UN for Humanitarian Affairs, described the situation as “ethnic cleansing.” The conflict that arose between rebels and government-backed Janjaweed militias over the treatment of non-Arabic ethnic groups in Darfur has … Continue reading DARFUR: THE LOST CONFLICT