United States

Democracy in danger in the United States

US President Joe Biden has framed his foreign policy as a battle for democracy against autocracy. However, the US is struggling to uphold democratic values both at home and abroad

Law enforcement

Police tactics put journalists’ lives in danger

In Kenya, police officers have adopted a tactic of masquerading as journalists to blend into crowds of anti-government protesters

West Africa

Western governments’ double standards hurt their reputation in West Africa

Ghanaian scholar assesses the outlook for democratic governance and economic integration in the ECOWAS context


Pakistan is facing a looming water crisis

The government in Islamabad has launched several initiatives to address the country’s water problems


Pakistan’s profound poly crisis

Credible elections would help to sort out the mess, but can leaders in Islamabad make them happen?

Our View

Environmental destruction exacerbates health needs

One Health is a holistic approach with a bearing on many different policy areas

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Breathing space for politically persecuted persons

Hamburg offers breathing space for politically persecuted persons

Basic needs

At current trends, water SDG will not be achieved

UN states that water management must improve internationally


Kenyans have taken to the streets

In recent months, demonstrators have protested against the sharp rise in the cost of living and tax increases. Thirty people have already died


Religious cult claims lives of gullible followers in Kenya

Pastor has taken advantage of hundreds of believers to coax them into fasting which caused their death

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.