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How is the ongoing crisis in Burundi affecting Gen Z?

How is the ongoing crisis in Burundi affecting Gen Z?

The ongoing political crisis in Burundi is weaking the country’s economy and negatively impacting the lives of young people. Child labour, trafficking, high illiteracy, early pregnancy, and teenage marriage are all major problems in an already unstable climate. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. The humanitarian and political crisis that continues to unfold has taken a toll on its people and deepened societal struggles. Landlocked in...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Nigeria bans use of foreign models in advertising

Nigeria bans use of foreign models in advertising

Despite a population of 200 million, Nigeria has historically relied on foreign faces in advertising. A new ban on white and non-Nigerian models is a big step in representation, but will it work?  When you think of Nigeria, you don’t tend to imagine white models and actors with British accents. But in a large portion of Nigerian pop culture, foreign faces take centre stage. Cultural assassination in Hollywood has driven the...

By Brighton, UK
Opinion – Why I have deeply mixed feelings on the Queen’s death

Opinion – Why I have deeply mixed feelings on the Queen’s death

On the one hand, Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in my life, a figurehead with which my understanding of British identity and history was shaped. On the other, her monarchy represents a colonial era of exploitation and human atrocity that shouldn’t be ignored. Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th, 2022. No matter what decade you were born, the monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II have always been divisive....

By London, UK
What jellyfish can tell us about the health of the ocean

What jellyfish can tell us about the health of the ocean

Swarms of jellyfish are becoming increasingly common sightings for beachgoers. Their abundance reveals valuable and slightly worrying information about the health of our oceans. You don’t have to live near the coast to know that life in the ocean has become tumultuous. Endless plastic pollution, overfishing, warming waters, and continued loss of vital habitats such as coral reefs have caused the endangerment of thousands of marine species. This especially includes larger...

By London, UK