The AU has made great strides towards its purpose, but lack of real political power and alarming dependency on foreign powers may well result in its own demise.
Category: Sub-Saharan Africa
It may be the beginning of a new year, but South Sudan already has its hands full with a myriad of challenges. On top of economic stagnation, famines, and COVID-19, the nation is now combatting its latest catastrophe, severe flooding.
Embedded within engagement rings, necklaces, and bracelets around the world, diamonds symbolize a $81.4 billion-a-year industry juxtaposing Afican mines containing 65% of the world’s diamonds, and elegant jewelry retail salerooms. Rooted within these jewels, however, are political strife and human rights violations surrounding the process of their manufacture in Angola, Sierra Leone, and most prevalently the Democratic Republic of […]