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Africa: The “Dark Continent”

By On August 3, 2015

The death of Cecil the Lion has taken Western media by storm with publications like The Washington Post even going as far as starting an article with “While the world mourns the… Read More

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Dispatch 10: A Visit to the Rebel Offices

By On July 31, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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The Orient–Closer Than You Think

By On July 28, 2015

It was my third time walking around the Vieux Port of Montreal with my family, when we suddenly we ran into a rather intriguing sign. It was advertising the Festival Orientalys and… Read More

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Dispatch 9: Unhurried & Curry

By On July 20, 2015

Haven’t been writing much partly out my being perpetually lazy but mostly, as some of you found out when I FaceTimed you at an ungodly hour in the morning, there’s not much… Read More

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Dispatch 8: Independence Day

By On July 18, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 7: The Long Road To War

By On July 11, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 6: Where Wealth Flows Through The Streets Like A Sieve

By On July 10, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 5: Not What We Expected

By On July 10, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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North Africa and My Love/Hate Relationship with French

By On July 7, 2015

So you speak French right? Do you speak French? I can’t understand you guys, you all speak French! These statements represent a maze that I can never hope to escape–a maze constructed… Read More

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Dispatch 4: Cowboys & Indians

By On July 7, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 3: A Baptism By Fire

By On July 6, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 2: The Third South Sudanese Civil War

By On July 5, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Dispatch 1: Obligatory Preface

By On July 5, 2015

For the next two months, ReadCONTRA founder Rajiv Golla will be living in Juba, South Sudan, working with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, local journalists, and a number of… Read More

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Getting in Touch: Mr. Spectator in Africa

By On May 18, 2015

This is the third article in a series by Matthew Toyama, a law student at Santa Clara University who is currently conducting research on Siad Barre’s war crimes in northern Somalia.  The… Read More

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Colonial Imprisonment and the ICC

By On May 15, 2015

Though Cecil Rhodes’s dream of uniting the north and south of Africa by rail continue to go unfulfilled, the buildings of French administration in the Congo are crumbling, and no European flags… Read More

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The Crimes and Horrors of Siad Barre’s Somalia

By On April 24, 2015

This is the second in a series by Matthew Toyama, a law student at Santa Clara University, who is conducting research in the autonomous state of Somaliland in northern Somalia on war crimes… Read More

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Into the Horn of Africa

By On April 22, 2015

This is the first in a series by Matthew Toyama, a law student at Santa Clara University, who is conducting research in the autonomous state of Somaliland in northern Somalia on war… Read More

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Kenya on the Ground: Pt. 2

By On July 31, 2014

So what can you tell me about Kenyan politics? “In Kenya it is winner take all system. The winner takes over every aspect of the government and the minority’s rights are not… Read More

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Kenyan Politics: On the Ground Pt. 1

By On July 21, 2014

All of a sudden the crowd in front of me came to life, as if they had finally been given the cue they had been waiting for. The police officer a few… Read More

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Why no one cared until a mall was attacked

By On July 2, 2014

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, four masked militants took control of the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping centre in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. 67 people were killed and 175 were wounded over the… Read More