A New Dawn For Canada’s Indigenous Community?

After centuries of enduring unkept promises and what many consider an ethnic and cultural genocide, it seems there is new hope for Canada’s Aboriginal community.  On August 28, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his decision to dissolve the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, or INAC, and replace it with two new ministries: Carolyn…

Opinion: Why Communism Isn’t As Bad As You Think

The public sees communism as a bad and horrendous ideology that was behind the death of millions of people in both Soviet Russia and Communist China. However, communism is not an inherently bad ideology; it just did not have the proper executioner. And it will probably never do. To understand communism, one must understand first…

Africa’s Billionaire Club.

As a child, I always associated riches as a close relative to power. The kind of power that brings about respect through fear– you know, like most of the African leaders in this century. I would be lying if I said a part of me felt that those who gained wealth and were not directly…

Kenya’s Jurisprudence.

Jurisprudence; the study and theory of Law. The principles behind the law that make it so. Scholars and other legal theorists are among the lot that work and hope to obtain a deeper understanding and nature of the law, legal reasoning, legal systems and legal institutions as they are well enshrined in the constitution of…

Updating the Ethical Rules of Artificial Intelligence

We are living in a world in which we are surrounded by technology. We are now so immersed in smartphones, tablets, and computers that the youngest generation of people who are growing up in this world are labeled as the iGeneration. Named after the sudden rise of the tech conglomerate Apple and their iPods, iPhones,…

Distinguishing between Terrorists and Friends: The Buddhist-Rohingya Crisis

The antics of ISIS in the Middle East and Northern Africa have overshadowed equally critical issues that plague lesser-known regions worldwide. The mountainous state of Rakhine in Myanmar is the latest backdrop in a string of ethnic persecutions, defiling human rights decrees. Situated on the Western Coast, Rakhine has been a hotbed of tension for…

Unseating Africa’s Incumbents: Myth or Possibility?

Becoming president is, without a doubt, the dream of many African youths. But how realistic is this dream? How achievable? Leaders who overstay in power have made the idea of political succession in Africa seem like a fallacy. In a continent with most of the longest serving, and certainly the oldest leaders in the world,…

The Complexities of the Label “Refugee”

Today, Europe is experiencing a refugee crisis unlike any other. The world moves with an uncertainty as those in war zones attempt to escape, only to be held in camps that barely even offer bare necessities. Refugees have become framed as those fleeing a war zone, waiting to go home, and causing problematic extra costs…

The US Government Just Censored Climate Change Research–Again

With Hurricane Harvey sweeping through the south, the United States should be on high alert when it comes to climate change. But in reality, the nation’s political leaders are still trying to hide the problem by repeatedly censoring the words “climate change” and “global warming”.