The 2017 April bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt raised once again the question of a ramping Islamic terrorism in the country and what can be done to prevent it. Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Could an Islamic reformation prevent violent radicalisation in Egypt?

Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

The president has fled the country. An activist has died in jail. A military coup is afoot. Fake news is dividing Venezuelans, making a peaceful end to its profound crisis ever less likely.
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Study: cannabis may reduce crack use

Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.

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