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Why Sub-Saharan Africa Remains Mired in Extreme Poverty

Why Sub-Saharan Africa Remains Mired in Extreme Poverty

Why Sub-Saharan Africa Remains Mired in Extreme Poverty Written by: Gerardus Yosari According to the World Bank, the region of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2017 had a total GDP (US$) per capita of 1,574.77 and a population of 1.061 billion (World Bank, 2019).  For economic development, Sub-Saharan Africa is the most dependent on other continents…

The (Not-So-Small) Arms Trade

The (Not-So-Small) Arms Trade

Written by: Gerardus Yosari Introduction With the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) diminishing, the reason for the United States of America (U.S.) and Russia to be in Syria remains unclear. ISIS was the common enemy of both countries and hence, begs every reason for both countries to be present. The common understanding,…

A situation not seen since World War 2 – Syria’s Refugee Crisis

A situation not seen since World War 2 – Syria’s Refugee Crisis

A situation not seen since World War 2 – Syria’s Refugee Crisis by: Wishvaas Balakrishnan Beginning from the middle of the last century, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been embroiled in large-scale conflicts more severe and devastating than any other part of the world. These conflicts have exacted an enormous human…

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