Fans Are Using Their World Cup IDs To Request Asylum

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFive people used their World Cup IDs to enter Finland and then request asylum, the Finnish border said on Wednesday. Match ticket holders for this year’s World Cup have permittance to enter Russia without a visa. From there, they can travel across the country’s land border, which is shared with Finland. Finland is in the European Union’s Schengen zone, so it does not require passport checks while moving across borders. Those individuals who have requested Finnish asylum are Nigerian, Moroccan and Chinese nationals. Finnish border…

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Exam Cheating in Algeria Leads to Internet Shut Down

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAlgeria takes extreme measures to prevent academic cheating: shutting down internet access.  The Algerian government ordered this command for the next several days as students take their final exams. For a couple of hours per day, nobody in the country will be granted access to use the web. Algeria completely blocked social media outlets, like Facebook, for the duration of the exams. All these unnecessary measures are taking place, just because students are cheating.  In 2016, exam questions appeared online before the test. This lead…

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Pope Francis Condemns European Exploitation of Africa

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppPope Francis recently sat down with Reuters to talk about Europe’s exploitation of the African continent. He believes that European powers are still exploiting Nigeria, as well as many other African nations. To combat this, the Pope urged Europe to invest the continent in ways that are mutually beneficial, such as equitably sharing mineral resources. He stated, “We must invest in Africa, but invest in an orderly way and create employment, not go there to exploit it.” The ongoing history of African exploitation began with…

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Wigs First Appeared in Africa in 1550 BC

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppArchaeologist Ticia Verveer is extremely accomplished in her field. She has 18 years of excavation experience in the Middle East, the Sahel, and North Africa. Verveer is also a Maternal Health Ambassador for Global Fund for Women, a leading foundation in gender equality. Recently the acclaimed archaeologist took to Twitter to provide some interesting insight into the history of wigs in ancient Thebes. Originally, wigs were made of human hair and featured two colors; a lighter shade with loose curls sat on top of a…

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Total Ivory Ban Necessary to Save the Elephant

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn early June, members of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC), a consortium of 29 African countries, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to come up with future strategies to protect Africa’s wild elephants from poaching and illegal trafficking. The AEC restated its position that the only viable solution to end poaching and the use of legal loopholes by wildlife traffickers would be to put a blanket ban all ivory trade at both the national and international levels. In the span of one decade from 1979 to…

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