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February 2017

24 Feb

Are the Odds Against Women in Politics?

Eruke Ojuederie In the year 2016, there was a lot of optimism as to the sudden flock of women into the political scene across the globe especially with the very daring US Presidential elections. Although that election did not particularly go well for the women folk, hopes were heightened at the level of possibilities available to women in this day and time. This new drive brings a certain freshness from what was obtainable in the past but there are still lots of questions to be asked. With the inclusion of gender equality among the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the United Nations (UN), governments of the world have been put on their toes in ensuring that women get a fair treatment as...
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24 Feb

Tackling Long Distance Relationship Issues

By: Sejal Parikh Long distance relationships are plagued by far more problems than the gut-wrenching pain of separation itself. In fact, it has been observed that ‘distance’ isn’t the hardest part of a long distance relationship at all. The real challenge implicit within the long distance equation is the discrepancy between your expectations for the relationship and the reality of your current situation. It is within the ‘gap’ between these dual ends of the long distance dynamic that all the long distance relationship problems vacillate. The long distance relationship problems faced by couples can be grouped under three broad categories:     Communication problems     Relationship problems     Psychological problems Communication problems Communication is an important ingredient of all relationships. Especially so, in the case of...
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24 Feb

She Defied Gender Roles and Discovered Her Passion- Liqa El Khouly

By: Niveen Ghoneim As a mechanic, Liqa' El Khouly is challenging stereotypes in Egyptian culture, by pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry. She chats with our Niveen Ghoneim and takes us on the wild ride that has been her life so far. Under Luxor's scorching sun, Liqa’ El Khouly leaves the comfort of her house for a hard day’s work, goes back home, wakes up the next morning, and does it all over again - nothing out of the ordinary. In the unforgiving culture of Upper Egypt, however, it takes everything in a woman not to falter under the accusing eyes of the provincial townies of Esna. To them, her role in life is largely that of a uterus; she is...
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24 Feb

Mexico Warns Immigrants about Deportation

Mexico is warning its citizens in the US to "take precautions" following the deportation of a Mexican woman who had lived in the US for more than 20 years. In a statement, the foreign ministry said the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos illustrated "the new reality". The mother-of-two was detained on recently when she went for a routine check-in with immigration officials. President Donald Trump has promised to crack down on illegal immigrants with criminal records. Garcia de Rayos, 36, had pleaded guilty in 2009 to using forged documents to get a job and was issued with a deportation order in 2013. However, she was allowed to remain under President Barack Obama's policy of leniency towards undocumented migrants who had entered the US as...
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