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Likuwa v City of Windhoek: Namibian Court Misses an Opportunity to Develop Land Occupation Laws

Ndjodi Ndeunyema 17th April 2017

Namibia’s history is one tainted by grotesque land evictions en masse and natives suffering dispossession at the hands of settler colonialists and apartheid-inspired forced evictions. This legacy subsists today, with land and housing provision being the most emotive of Namibia’s socio-political debates, featuring prominently in the recent State of the Nation Address. The issue has […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Jennifer Oliva 29th March 2017

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on platform vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as “Obamacare.” In January 2017, the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress took initial steps toward repealing the health care act.  Pro-repeal legislators, however, have failed to reach consensus regarding […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

Elizabeth McCuskey 28th March 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative effort to gut many of its core protections looming.  Then, in a dramatic turn on Friday afternoon, the proponents of the repeal abandoned their effort for lack of majority support, leaving the ACA as the “law of […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

Elizabeth McCuskey 27th March 2017

The debate over the government’s role in health care is not a new one, nor is the existential crisis that surrounds it.  On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the culmination of years of both widespread public support for health reform and vigorous disagreement over what form reform should take.  […]

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Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

Pranav Kothari, Anurima Chatterjee and Aarushi Prabhakar 26th March 2017

India has seen a push from both the private and state sectors to use technology in an effort to improve learning outcomes for children in schools. There is a central government ICT policy in place which provides grants to schools to be spent on hardware and software. Organisations have experimented with various modes of deployment […]

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