The “War on Drugs” in Latin America – and How Women Are Its Victims

Writing from the Netherlands, where drugs are liberalized to a certain extent, it is hard to imagine what policies look like on the other side of the world. Don’t worry,

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Open Schools with Empty Chairs: Uganda’s Lost Generation

On Monday 10 January, Uganda’s schools reopened after almost two years. But nearly a third of students have not returned to their school. What happened in the meantime?

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Capitol Storming – One Year Later

On 6 January 2022, the United States commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection. In an emotional and moving speech, U.S President Joe Biden directly confronted Donald Trump and

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Starting the year positively, and with a conflict in Kazakhstan

2022: A new year, a new start, a better year than the one before. A new year is often seen as a new beginning, we are full of hope that

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Ethiopia’s history in the hands of strangers

Thousands of Ethiopian artefacts were stolen after the battle of Magdala in 1868 by British soldiers. Descendants of those soldiers are currently trying to sell these valuable items at auction

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Elon Musk’s Time … for what?

It may have come to your attention that Time magazine’s choice for the Person of the Year was revealed at the beginning of this week. And as some of you

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The right of abortion in 2021

I like to believe that with every year, the earth becomes a bit better than the year before.  Right now, abortion is legal or decriminalized in 64 countries. In 2021,

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Johnson’s Christmas Madness – Not the only UK news you should care about

We are all aware of illegal parties during the pandemic. Not everyone abides by the rules in place, especially young people tend to ignore restrictions to have a little more

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Sinterklaas explained

As some of you might have noticed, the little brown biscuits we in the Netherlands call “pepernoten” have vanished  suddenly. The Dutch are very strict about their pepernoten:  Sinterklaas was

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Labelled “Foreign Agents”: Russia’s Treatment of Journalists

The relationship between journalism and Russia is not an easy one. When it comes to media freedom, Russia ranked 150 out of 180 countries in 2021, showing how difficult it is for journalists to research and openly express their opinion.

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