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The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

Backbencher June 12, 2014 0

Who really benefits from self indulgent Western summits and campaigns about problems a world away? This week sees the UK play host to a global summit on sexual violence in war, part of a

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Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Backbencher April 3, 2014 0

  Female genital cutting (FGC) affects 125 million women and girls worldwide. 30 million girls are at risk of undergoing FGC in the next ten years. FGC is a harmful practice involving full or

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Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Lee Jenkins November 14, 2013 4

Western Europe got a free ticket on defence for fifty years. That ticket is no longer redeemable. In an uncharacteristic bit of savvy foresight and planning, the United States is pivoting itself away from

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Shameful Omission Of Black Anti-Slavery Campaigners From History

Shameful Omission Of Black Anti-Slavery Campaigners From History

Backbencher October 31, 2013 3

Why are key figures in the history of slavery notably absent from the curriculum? Slavery. Right now you’re thinking of Mississippian cotton fields staffed by legions of battered, bruised and beaten slaves while slave

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The African Gold Rush to Europe

The African Gold Rush to Europe

Old Holborn October 4, 2013 1

I awake to find yet another tragedy unfolding off the coast of Italy, with the reported sinking of a people smuggling vessel carrying around 500 Africans destined for the coast at Lampedusa in Sicily;

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Africa, Globalisation and Property Rights

Africa, Globalisation and Property Rights

Backbencher October 3, 2013 1

(Photo by CIAT) Joel Kibirige examines Africa’s dependency upon foreign investment. Earlier this week, I read articles in both The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph which argued that Britain was increasingly owned by foreigners. 

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Blaming Islam for the Westgate Mall attack is fruitless

Blaming Islam for the Westgate Mall attack is fruitless

Backbencher September 25, 2013 3

Joel Kibirige asks whether debating the role of religion in the Westgate Mall attack is the best way of moving forward. The recent atrocities in Kenya committed by al-Shabab have reignited debate regarding the

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Africa and Libertarianism

Africa and Libertarianism

Backbencher August 22, 2013 2

Libertarianism as the solution to Africa’s problems? When people think of Africa, they invariably focus upon the negatives: conflict and poverty. Application of libertarian principles could help conquer these challenges. Firstly, let’s examine the

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3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

Lee Jenkins June 27, 2013 1,463

The hero of the anti-apartheid struggle was not the saint we want him to be. The image of Nelson Mandela as a selfless, humble, freedom fighter turned cheerful, kindly old man, is well established

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Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Lee Jenkins May 16, 2013 0

Through military prowess, savvy development aid, and international cooperation, Britain has crippled Somalia’s pirate threat. The Somali pirate menace has been defeated, and Britain has played a central role. Although it passed with little

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