Political Writings 2011 – 2018

The regeneration of Hackney – the saviour of a borough in despair

Introduction Historically, the London Borough of Hackney was renowned as one of the poorest areas in Britain, plagued by widespread poverty, unmanageable social tensions and tormented by an endemic of criminal activity. From the derelict-stricken housing estates to¬†the considerable deficiencies within the borough’s schools and hospitals, throughout all walks of life its residents encountered¬†incredible scenes […]

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Is the world still concerned that over 200 schoolgirls remain missing in Nigeria?…

Introduction Once Michelle Obama joined the worldwide calls for the restoration of the missing schoolgirls in Nigeria – mercilessly kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, it appeared that the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign had successfully galvanised the world’s leaders into actioning the swift return of the young children. However despite a growing […]

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Why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a product of miscalculated foreign intervention

Introduction In the ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine, one question that will always spring to is what will (if anything) bring the two conflicting states together? Well what is certainly true is that a feasible solution has yet to emerge. In fact, what has been particularly detrimental to the reconciliation process is the largely […]

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The failure of democracy in Africa

Introduction As I begin to dig deep into the wealth of history cemented in Africa’s past, one subject that has particularly troubled me (and surely troubled the minds of many other historians, political analysts and social theorists) is the failure of democracy in the continent. Since the Gold Coast severed the chains of colonialism in […]

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Is socialism the solution to the problems in Africa?…

As we move further into the 21st century, the problems in Africa remain; a continent plagued with economic, political and social deficiencies, compounded by the ever-present obstacle of poverty. However, for centuries Africa has been the cornerstone of the world’s natural resources, aided by the gradual advancements in technology and science. Undeniably, the abundance of […]

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