Entries by Amy

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Democracy and Economic Performance

A nation’s political structure is one of the biggest predictors of its success in a number of areas, including governance, security, peace and economics. According to a recent analysis by the Brookings Institute, democracy might be the best government form to optimize the economic performance of emerging powers. The relationship between democracy and economic performance […]

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Blockchain Technology and Poverty Disruption

Since its conception, blockchain technology has become widely synonymous with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. However, the utility of blockchain comes not necessarily from its manifestation in online currency but the nature of its security and accessibility. These two features are what make blockchain technology and poverty so interlinked. It holds promise as a secure and equalizing […]

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Taking a Look at Common Diseases in Angola

The central African nation of Angola recently saw a significant uptick in life expectancy, largely due to health and sanitation advances. However, several communicable maladies still affect the population today. What’s more, it may come as a surprise that many common diseases in Angola are preventable. Beginning with the general health numbers, the life expectancy […]

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On the Limited Human Rights in Gambia

Human rights in Gambia remain limited. The small West African country struggles to provide its citizens with freedom of expression. Meanwhile, politically driven police brutality and arbitrary arrests continue. In April 2016, Gambian citizens were beaten with batons and exposed to tear gas while protesting the death of Solo Sandeng, who died at the hands […]

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Good Water Quality in Palau May Be in Danger

The Republic of Palau is part of the Micronesian region in the western Pacific Ocean. Consisting of a series of islands, Palau is about 458 square kilometers in total size with a population of 21,726. Palau is famous for its beautiful natural environment. Its coral reefs are known as one of the “Seven Underwater Wonders […]

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The Cost of Living in Cyprus

Cyprus is a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean and is the third-largest and third most populated island in the Mediterranean. Despite being an island, the cost of living in Cyprus is relatively low. The prices are about 25% lower than those in other Northern European countries. There are many inexpensive commodities in Cyprus, such […]