Ashley Mensah

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Senegal Plans New City to Ease Gridlock, Woo China Investors

On a plain dotted with rotund baobab tree trunks Senegal is planning its future.<p>The government of the West African nation is laying the groundwork …

Africa

Bringing fast, affordable broadband to Ghana with Project Link

When it comes to Internet access, a basic connection is useful— but it’s abundant, affordable broadband that can transform communities and h...

‘Integration Has Failed’: Danes Changing Laws to Exclude Foreigners From Citizenship

<b>The immigration ministry will be one of the most legislatively busy in Denmark this parliament, with 17 legal changes put forward to make it tougher</b> …

Europe

FUTURE LAGOS | 5 ideas to tackle pollution in Africa’s largest city

<b>‘…cultural factors seem to be more pronounced because most identified issues are associated with the way of life, or reactions to urbanisation’</b>Air …

Urbanization

U.K. City Is Designing a Future of Fewer Cars — By Focusing on Its Roads

The U.K.‘s most famous planned city is getting a futuristic makeover.

Urban Design

Technology to tame Africa's deadly transport chaos

<b>Nairobi's roads are renowned for their chaos.</b><p>Cars, lavishly decorated buses, reckless matatu minibus taxis, and daredevil motorbike riders intermingle with the odd herd of cows to create a gridlocked maze, and a nightmare for the commuter trying to get home.<p>Not only is the transport sector in much …

Africa

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Jon Stewart: Islam, liberals, and the media’s dangerous double standard

Progressives entangle themselves in “thickets of idiocy” trying not to judge Islam. Jon Stewart was no exception<p>Progressive critics enamored of the semantically fraudulent junk label “Islamophobe” are de facto aiding the assassins of free-thinkers, abetting the oppressors of women, and shielding …

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Harvard

John Paulson’s $400 million Harvard donation just reinforces inequality

This could take a second.<p>Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson’s decision to donate $400 million to Harvard University to support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—the largest donation the university has ever received—struck many people, including me, as strange. After all, …

Income Inequality
Rand Paul

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Cruz launches as unabashed Christian conservative

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Ted Cruz, proclaiming himself a steadfast conservative who would undo much of President Barack Obama’s agenda and stand for Christian ideals, launched his presidential campaign here Monday, becoming the first official candidate of the 2016 presidential election.<p>Speaking at Liberty …

Government

Instant Skyscrapers Are About to Change the Way We Live in Cities

The pop-up city is an idea that dug its way into our collective brain a century ago as the first steel buildings rose—a dream that's as common in …

Construction
Sustainability