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Egypt: Egypt's Authoritarian Regime Plays to Conservative Mainstream in Wave of LGBTQ Arrests
In a recent crackdown on Egypt's LGBTQ community, the authoritarian regime of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is showing its fear of any expressions of personal freedom, particularly… Read more »
Egypt: Lessons From Egypt On the Role of Women in Fighting for Democracy
Democracies in sub-Saharan and North Africa have regressed in recent years. Read more »
Africa: What Tracing a Tough Commute in Ancient Egypt Reveals About Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a disease that is millions of years old. Researchers have even found evidence for osteoarthritis in dinosaurs. It's also one of the most prevalent diseases to… Read more »
Africa: Boys and Girls Enter Teens With Gender Stereotypes Firmly Set
A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl. The… Read more »
Africa: Where Africa Fits Into China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy. Read more »
April 29, 2016
Africa: Press Freedom Violations Undermine AU's Vision of Transparency
One key measure of a country's levels of freedom and democracy is how the government treats journalists and how free they are to do their work. Read more »
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