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Graffiti in Muslim-dominated Mombasa rallies against the 2017 election with the Kiswahili slogan “Kura ni Haramu” (“voting is haram/prohibitted”). Photo by Janer Murikira/picture alliance via Getty Images

Kenya’s Muslims: a divided community with little political clout

The increase in terror attacks has complicated the Kenyan government’s relationship with the country’s Muslim community.
The term illuminati has been used since the late 15th century, and applied to various groups since then. It’s often discussed by conspiracy theorists, and is heavily referenced in pop-culture. Lettuce./Flickr

Don’t (just) blame echo chambers. Conspiracy theorists actively seek out their online communities

We analysed eight years of Reddit posts from conspiracy theorists. Our findings have helped debunk some common myths about this somewhat alienated group of people.
Soldiers stand guard near coffins containing the bodies of victims of an explosion that took place inside a catholic cathedral, in southern island of Mindanao on January 28, 2019. NICKEE BUTLANGAN / AFP

Why is peace failing in the Philippines?

After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?

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