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By Heather Lench, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Texas A&M University
Lots of people will do a lot to avoid feeling negative emotions. But researchers are figuring out how these unpleasant feelings actually have benefits.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sarah Damaske, Professor of Sociology and Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State
Adrianne Frech, Associate Professor of Population Health, Ohio University
Think the norm is to join the workforce straight after school, work for five decades and then retire? Think again.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Aikande Clement Kwayu, Independent researcher & Lecturer, Tumaini University Makumira
Tanzania’s electoral law reform is overdue for an overhaul. This was made most apparent by the 2019 local elections and the 2020 general elections. The results were big wins for the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM): 99% of local authorities, 98.9% of parliamentary seats and 84% of the presidential vote.

These margins of victory were contested.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Gibson Ncube, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
In 2023, award-winning Zimbabwean author Christopher Mlalazi published a new book, Langabi: Season of the Beast. He’s the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township (2012)…The Conversation (Full Story)
By Malomo Adekunbi Adetola, Lecturer in Food Science and Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University
Cheese is a highly nutritious food produced in hundreds of varieties around the world. It’s all made by fermenting milk but the results range widely in flavour, texture and end uses.

The global market value of cheese was about US$83.4 billion in 2022 and is projected to exceed US$120 billion in 2028.

In Nigeria, the most popular cheese is wara, a soft product with a mild, sweet taste and milky flavour.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Helen Onyeaka, Associate Professor, University of Birmingham
In the lively streets of Nigeria’s cities, where delicious street food is a daily delight, a wide variety of food can be bought and consumed instantly. From the sizzling suya snack in Abuja to the aromatic jollof rice in Lagos, street food has become an integral part of Nigerian life.

However, beneath these enticing flavours lies a critical question of public safety and health regulation. There is growing concern about the chemical and microbiological safety of these foods, as there seems not to be any oversight or control in their production and marketing.

Over 70% of…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Josiah Taru, Postdoctoral associate, Rice University
Over the last 20 years there’s been an unprecedented increase in charismatic Pentecostal prophets – or men of God as they’re called in Pentecostal parlance. Across Africa their unchecked influence has spread into social, economic and political institutions.

Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing strands of Christianity on the continent. In Zimbabwe, for example, the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministry claimsThe Conversation (Full Story)

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Rohingya asylum seekers disembark from their boat upon landing in Ulee Madon, North Aceh, Indonesia, November 16, 2023. © 2023 Rahmat Mirza/AP Photo The Nagoya High Court last month ordered the Japanese government to grant refugee status to an ethnic Rohingya asylum seeker from Myanmar. A lower court had previously ruled that 44-year-old Khin Maung Soe was a Rohingya, but that his ethnicity was an insufficient basis for considering him a refugee. The high court found that because the Myanmar military had “committed ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya” since the February… (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
The Kyrgyzstani authorities are unleashing an unprecedented crackdown on the country’s civil society, Amnesty International said today, as it released a statement highlighting how the government has increasingly sought to stifle dissent and erode human rights guarantees since 2021. “The Kyrgyzstani government’s campaign against civil society is not just a series of random, sporadic attempts […] The post Kyrgyzstan: Unprecedented crackdown on civil society threatens human rights and country’s international standing appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Following the internet shutdown in Pakistan as the country holds its general elections today, Livia Saccardi, Interim Deputy Director for South Asia at Amnesty International, said: “The decision to suspend telecommunications and mobile internet services on an election day is a blunt attack on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It is […] The post Pakistan: Election-day internet shutdown is a reckless attack on people’s rights appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
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