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Nigeria hits the polls

With 73 million able to vote and 120,000 polling stations nationwide, Africa’s largest democracy braced itself for what was seen as its biggest election...

Japan and ‘Kintsugi’: an art form threading not just through pottery,...

The craftsman washes the clay from his hands. He boils some water for tea, and reaching for a teacup knocks it off the shelf....

The Dakar Rally 2019: Is it being left in the dust?

Under the radar of many, from the 6th to the 17th of January, more than 500 participants from 61 countries endured the 41st edition...

Macron’s Start-up Nation: The cloud hanging over France

With Britain tormented by its decision to leave the European Union, France waits, anticipating Brexit's fall-out whilst also fantasising over a society full of...

I bought a car on my year abroad so you don’t...

From what I can tell, it is almost inevitable that almost every keen student makes a few mistakes in the first couple of weeks...

Christmas, the Danish way: what it’s like to be in the...

Cycling through Copenhagen on my route home from classes, I have keenly observed the progression of Christmas-market-construction and the steady putting-up of the Christmas...

Women in Politics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

On the 3rd January, 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest woman in history to serve in the United States Congress. At 29, Ocasio-Cortez has...

Racism, Revolution and Resistance: France’s current political turmoil

The cleansing wave of 'Pasokification' (the process whereby traditional European social democratic and conservative/Christian democratic parties lose their support base) crashed in France in...

“Dieciocho”: What history and country-wide partying means for modern Chile

A month ago, I was fortunate enough to be in Chile for by far their most important holiday of the year, "Dieciocho". These celebrations...

Civility: The Last Resort against Terror

In recent weeks several critics of American President Donald Trump were sent suspicious packages containing pipe bombs. The apparent threat, made to the recipients,...