Global Affairs Archive

60 Nigerian Women Escape Boko Haram

Nigeria may have given up their efforts recover the women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, but thank goodness, the captors have not given up on themselves. More than 60 girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria’s Boko Haram escaped their captors. The women who escaped had been abducted from Kummabza village in late …

Racist Reaction to the New Miss France

(Elle.com) “I’m proud to represent a multicultural France,” gushed Flora Coquerel last Saturday as she accepted the title of Miss France 2014. Unfortunately, some of her countrymen did not feel the same kind of egalitarian pride. Within minutes, social media was drowned in comments: Miss France set Twitter on fire with …

Mandela, Media, and Moral Hypocrisy

In honor of the passing of legendary Statesman and freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela, President Obama ordered that government officials lower all U.S. flags to half-staff. It is a posthumous honor bestowed on several  international  luminaries in the past– Pope John Paul II, assassinated Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin, Princess Diana of Wales, …