Warning: this story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Pseudonyms are used to protect the interviewees’ identities.
Angela had already been in the UK as an asylum seeker for nine years and four months when we interviewed her. She was still in a state of limbo, unsure whether asylum would be granted, and her story was disturbing to hear.
The world’s population is expected to hit 8 billion people on November 15, according to the UN. Already this has prompted worry about whether there will be enough food, water and energy to support our growing population. While human activity is undoubtedly driving the climate crisis, population growth is a red herring.
The UN predicts that between now and 2050, at least half of the world’s population growth will originate from Africa, which currently has the fastest-growing population. The use of cryptocurrencies is increasing worldwide, and Is Quietly Thriving in Sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading