The Circle in South Africa

The Circle in South Africa

Luben Roussev27/11/202114 min read
History repeats itself, but why? This article evaluates how British Concentration Camps in the Second Boer War instigated a cycle of brutality and segregation in South Africa, from Apartheid and persisting even today.
Without a Nation: The Pandemic and the Displaced

Without a Nation: The Pandemic and the Displaced

Grace Saad24/11/20217 min read
The pandemic has brought about its own slew of hardships that have made the world’s inequalities all the more apparent. Those who need the most are left empty handed as the world becomes hardened new hardships and turmoil in an amalgamation of crises.
Cyberspace, an Extension of our Society

Cyberspace, an Extension of our Society

Rayhan Brigemohane24/11/20216 min read
The cyber world is a replica of the real world. Shielded by anonymity and other online perks, humans become hyperactive dots, free of real-life restrictions. Contrary to our previous belief of absolute freedom, we are ultimately constrained by cyber laws.
Does Recycling Really work?

Does Recycling Really work?

Grace Saad04/11/20218 min read
The intricacies behind sorting a plastic bottle into a blue bin are not what they seem at first glance. Many different players have made the recycling industry what it is today, including the last types of people you would picture being associated with it.
Race Politics

Race Politics

A.R.Salandy20/10/20211 min read
(He/Him) Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 190 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’ 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & ‘Vultures’ 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). Anthony’s Chapbook ‘Half Bred’ is the Winner of the 2021 ‘The Poetry Question’ Chapbook contest. Anthony’s debut YA Novel ‘The Sands of Change’ will be released in November 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. Anthony is the Co-Editor in Chief of Fahmidan Journal and Fahmidan Publishing & Co. Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/
Charter Cities: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Governance

Charter Cities: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Governance

Ishmael Liwanda11/10/202114 min read
Charter cities—special zones where nations experiment with new governance systems—have been promoted by economists as a way of democratising development and economic growth. But are they just another fad or a useful tool in the fight against poverty?
Should London Be Its Own Country?

Should London Be Its Own Country?

Rithik04/10/20219 min read
The TFL and good road systems, the Met, the financial sector, a sizeable population, a clear political preference. What is actually in the way to stop London- a city with such an extremely rich history- from being an independent nation?
Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Alonge Gloria22/09/20219 min read
Our humanity is hinged on collective responsibility. We are all responsible for each and, we are each responsible for all. This is the rationale behind the African word, Ubuntu, rooted in the African humanist philosophy meaning ‘I am because we are’. Before delving into an analysis of how this African word relates to the issue of the global climate emergency, it is imperative to understand the impact of climate change on the African continent.
Arts and Culture; Egyptian Tombs’ Curse Mystery

Arts and Culture; Egyptian Tombs’ Curse Mystery

Jina Fansa17/09/202113 min read
Nowadays, security systems tend to take form in locks or passwords, but how did the Ancient Egyptians use curses to tackle this issue and how real were the threats?
The Effect of Social Media on Society

The Effect of Social Media on Society

Hala Badeeb17/09/20217 min read
Social media platforms have been around since the early 2000s, and has grown exponentially since. So, with that growth, what kind of influence does social media have over our lives and society as a whole?
Their biggest threat, our greatest weapon: African leaders respond to social media activism

Their biggest threat, our greatest weapon: African leaders respond to social media activism

Chiyedza Zunzanyika13/09/202113 min read
A little insight into how social media is playing a consequential role in African politics, and a brief study of the potential of technology and a technological boom on the continent.
Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Jad Kadah11/09/20218 min read
There exists in our night sky many mysteries and occurrences that have intrigued scientists for millenia. One of the most intriguing is Retrograde Motion, a term referring to a sort of “optical illusion” that happens with some neighboring planets.
Fibonacci: The Numbers of Nature

Fibonacci: The Numbers of Nature

Hamza Osman11/09/20218 min read
The Fibonacci sequence- normally only seen in programming and maths at school- is actually found countless times within nature itself. An amazing phenomenon that helps describe how sometimes nature works. So where exactly is it seen?
Covid-19: The enhancer of Digital Marketing

Covid-19: The enhancer of Digital Marketing

Arushi Ramdhonee09/09/20218 min read
Digital marketing was already booming but with the advent of Covid-19, this sector has been thrust to the forefront, let’s take a closer look.
Needle, Thread and Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?

Needle, Thread and Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?

Simrin Rahman03/09/202112 min read
The fashion industry has a new subsection—fast fashion—creating trends that die as soon as they are born, and a bassline of ‘buy, buy, buy’ every time we click. With the widening gap from consumer and production, we must ask—who pays the price for our clothes?
Sustainability is Gone

Sustainability is Gone

Jad Kanawati30/08/20216 min read
When we look around us nowadays, we can observe people wearing face masks, gloves and other hygiene requirements. However, have we thought of the impact on the planet and the future of it due to us continuously using them?
Feminism

Feminism

Talia Malas30/08/20218 min read
Our society has been marginalizing women for centuries, and the time has come in which women and men alike should fight hand in hand for equality. Feminism is about striving to empower all women to grasp their full rights.
What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

Leen Asaad30/08/20217 min read
Air pollution has been a threat to society for a long period of time. Because of the multitude of ways of how air pollution is caused, how should we tackle air pollution? And what major steps countries have taken to limit air pollution?
Abandoning Bulgaria

Abandoning Bulgaria

Luben Roussev27/08/202117 min read
The tragic story of the leader of Bulgaria’s early opposition to communism, Nikola Petkov, illuminates how liberal democracies must conduct their foreign policy. They have a duty to liberate, as authoritarian states are not autonomous, only their dictator is.
Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Taimaa Dairawan22/08/202111 min read
Dreaming is an essential activity that happens to the sleeping mind, but why tho? Also would it be ever possible to record those dreams, and be able to watch them while we’re wide awake?
Existence of Life Outside Earth

Existence of Life Outside Earth

Lara Borhani22/08/20217 min read
Whenever we think about outer space, several questions pop into our mind. Does Life Exist Outside the Earth? Can we live in other Planets and Galaxies? These questions sound so simple, yet they have so many different answers.
Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Abdallah Mahayni22/08/20217 min read
We can tell that resurrecting the dinosaurs right now isn’t such a good idea. But just the possibility that such creatures could come be living side by side with humans is mind-blowing. So, can dinosaurs come back?
The Evolution of Football

The Evolution of Football

Abdulmajeed Nizam22/08/20217 min read
Football is an incredibly popular sport, but how did the sport come about, and evolve into the game loved globally as we know it today?
The Importance of Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health

Fares Ftayeh22/08/20215 min read
We check up on people when they’re ill, ask about them when they’re sick. But do we acknowledge if they’re actually okay? Mental health plays the quintessential role in our life.
Disease Evolution

Disease Evolution

Tayma Shalabi18/08/20215 min read
Thinking about the consequences we’re going to face in the future is terrifying. Imagine not being able to get out of your home because of an ignorant approach to diseases. Can we stop this disaster and save the world from falling apart?
Formula 1’s Struggles Magnified by COVID

Formula 1’s Struggles Magnified by COVID

Yazan Salloum17/08/202111 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for us all. Formula One was always one of the more challenging sports mentally. Put these two together, just how tough has it been for the sport?
Algorithms and Judicial Decision-Making

Algorithms and Judicial Decision-Making

Alma Midani17/08/20217 min read
In an age where algorithms can serve justice, should humans pull the plug on the idea of AI-based law enforcement?
The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

Jack Borrill14/08/20219 min read
Blockchain, the infrastructure utilised by cryptocurrencies, is witnessing a boom in innovation. However, these innovations, whilst revolutionary, are significantly divorced from their conceptual bases, posing difficult questions for future legal regulation.
Impact of the internet on our education

Impact of the internet on our education

Noor Mahmood10/08/20216 min read
The pandemic made many things difficult and more complicated, especially going to school. The internet made working and learning much easier, however, despite its benefits, it is important to note the negative effects and issues that arose
Unity of Religions

Unity of Religions

Rama Hamadeh10/08/20214 min read
Since the beginning of time, we did not have an explanation for what created the universe. This led people to worship different things that they believed were powerful enough to create everything, until the era of Abrahamic religions began.
In Search of Another World

In Search of Another World

Maria Al Shash10/08/202110 min read
Space colonization is a form of permanent human habitation and exploitation of natural resources outside of planet Earth. Space colonization as a concept is not solely constructed on the availability of additional resources that could enable expansion of human society from Earth into the solar system as we go forward in time, it is also […]
A Social Guide Out of Lockdown

A Social Guide Out of Lockdown

Yasmine Dashti09/08/20216 min read
When it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are often bombarded with multiple headlines that can make us nervous and anxious. Balancing being safe as lockdown restrictions ease with newfound anxiety for going out can be difficult. How can we help each other through the transition into our new ‘normal’?   It is important to recognise […]
Climate Change

Climate Change

Lana Alloush07/08/202111 min read
Climate change is affecting our planet in a very negative way. Individuals should quickly take action in order to save the planet, for we have no other option.
Football

Football

Omar Halbouni07/08/20217 min read
Football is the best-known sport in the world today, uniting fans, players and clubs internationally— but what is the story behind the spread of the sport we all know and love?
Memories and Forgetting

Memories and Forgetting

Massa Shahrour07/08/20216 min read
Memories are the main unit in a person’s life. We are capable of having good or bad memories and making mistakes and errors. We should keep on embracing all memories because they are what makes us the person we are today.
Our First 10,000 Days on Mars

Our First 10,000 Days on Mars

Isuru Athukoralage05/08/202116 min read
With each passing year, more and more eyes look up and ponder the possibility of interplanetary travel. This is the story of how and why our future as a species is intertwined with the colonisation of Mars.
The Dictatorship after Socialism: Exploring Chilean Politics and Society through Film

The Dictatorship after Socialism: Exploring Chilean Politics and Society through Film

Eric Balonwu03/08/202115 min read
To understand recent protests in Chile, it is imperative that we explore Chile’s rich political past and social divisions, which remains relevant for Chilean politics today.
Understanding Consumers’ Behavior by Neuromarketing

Understanding Consumers’ Behavior by Neuromarketing

Mira Samman29/07/202116 min read
There is a huge science that helps us know what consumers prefer when it comes into buying products and what attracts them and it’s called Neuromarketing.
The Evolution of Man

The Evolution of Man

Louay Alarfi29/07/202112 min read
How did humans come to exist? A question that left hundreds of scientists seeking an answer to fulfil their knowledge about this topic. However, there are many theories that explain how, yet none of them truly resolve this mystery.
Simulation Theory

Simulation Theory

Leah Ebrahim29/07/20216 min read
How did humans come to exist? A question that left hundreds of scientists seeking an answer to fulfil their knowledge about this topic. However, there are many theories that explain how, yet none of them truly resolve this mystery.
The Pandemic’s Origins: An Open Investigation

The Pandemic’s Origins: An Open Investigation

Grace Saad10/07/20217 min read
The unthinkable is now being soberly considered in an investigation to uncover the coronavirus’s origins. A verdict is yet to be reached, resulting in a surge of skepticism towards the consensus and a push to review the facts of the pandemic.
Can an unjust law be law? An Introduction to the Radbruch formula—And why it matters

Can an unjust law be law? An Introduction to the Radbruch formula—And why it matters

Ishmael Liwanda01/07/202116 min read
Law is a unique product of humanity. It commands a peculiar, overriding form of authority, and can be used to protect minorities but also for unjust purposes. But what happens when law is used to facilitate gross injustice, would those ‘laws’ still be laws?
Guanxi: asset or liability?

Guanxi: asset or liability?

Arushi Ramdhonee03/04/20218 min read
Doing business in China can be complicated and that’s why Guanxi is a great example to illustrate it.
The Implications of CRISPR Gene Editing

The Implications of CRISPR Gene Editing

Grace Saad01/04/20217 min read
Are we playing God? A powerful tool has caused controversy in the lofty heights of academia and cured people with congenital diseases. We can only assume what the future holds, as moves are made to utilize CRISPR in creative and life-changing ways.
RDR2- a true picture of the Wild West?

RDR2- a true picture of the Wild West?

Rithik Sharma27/03/202112 min read
A world-renowned game but with deeper underlying issues represented throughout. Set in the dying age of the ‘Wild West’, how accurate was Red Dead Redemption 2 in depicting this stage of America’s history?
Shaping Disability Advocacy

Shaping Disability Advocacy

Habiba Elhawati22/03/20219 min read
With the many variations in the diverse population of the disabled comes various opinions that drive wedges between even the smaller core of disability advocates. However, there are certain beliefs and ideas that bring all disability activists together.
Deepfakes and Their Relationship With Law and Politics

Deepfakes and Their Relationship With Law and Politics

Lisa Onyeka16/03/202112 min read
As deepfakes increase in prominence so too will their capacity to wreak havoc, particularly on political institutions. As such, governments must react to this growing threat in a timely fashion.
A Look into COVID-19 Vaccine Access for the World’s 80 Million Forcibly Displaced People

A Look into COVID-19 Vaccine Access for the World’s 80 Million Forcibly Displaced People

Kynza Khimani10/03/20219 min read
As the world’s wealthiest nations begin procuring doses of various COVID-19 vaccines, the fate of the world’s refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers remains uncertain.
The French Empire is Dead. Long Live the French Empire!

The French Empire is Dead. Long Live the French Empire!

Luben Roussev07/03/202116 min read
The French Empire never ended, but adapted to the late 20th century of anti-imperialistic empires. Now as a new century dawns, France is once more transforming its Iceberg Empire.