• Sub-Saharan Africa

    Controversy Surrounding Uganda’s 2021 Elections

    Following Uganda’s presidential elections on January 14, 2021, the country’s electoral commission officially confirmed the victory of incumbent Yoweri Museveni for a 6th term. A considerable amount of controversy has surrounded the re-election of Museveni, with widespread claims of election fraud leading to doubts surrounding the integrity of the leader’s

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    The Humanitarian Crisis in Burundi

    Introduction Many people know about the tragedies of Rwanda, but much less is known about the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening just south in Burundi. Since gaining independence from Belgium in 1962, political instability has plagued Burundi leading to widespread malnutrition, poverty, and violence.  Tensions have long run high between the

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    Ghana, Cocoa Production, and Colonialism

    In Western Africa, exporting cocoa is a major business. Currently, Western African countries such as Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Cameroon are responsible for 70% of the world’s total cocoa bean production. In particular, Ghana is the second-largest global exporter of cocoa, behind Côte d’Ivoire. There has been much discussion

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