DECOLANGA

Reflecting on my international relations research journey

By Peter Odhiambo The decision to pursue an MA in International Relations (IR) stemmed from my interest to expand my perspective on the international system beyond my background in security operations. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-year program starting from June 2021 to August 2023, I found that every moment invested was profoundly rewarding. The […]
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Dealing with ADHD: Better Late than Never (Republished)

By Nura Mein We never fully know and understand how deep the stigma of mental illness runs until we are confronted with our own personal experiences. My fourth-grade class teacher told my mother that I exhibited symptoms and behaviorisms that indicated Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Understandably, when my mother heard this, she was furious. […]
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Epilepsy and Relationships

By Lisa Kiarie Epilepsy is one of the highly misunderstood conditions in society. Individuals with epilepsy often go through difficult times. The one question is always consistent; what is epilepsy? Although many times people have thought it to be a cultural misfortune of some sort where the affected party is possessed by evil spirits, epilepsy […]
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Living well with epilepsy (Republished)

By Lisa Kiarie Being an individual living with epilepsy, the one question I get a lot is “what is epilepsy?” The scientific definition is a chronic neurologic disorder with many possible causes and causes include illness, to brain damage, to abnormal brain development which causes seizures. A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity […]
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The Fighters Battle: Epileptic Warrior (Republished)

By Kuzivakwashe Milcah Wazara I was fifteen years old when the seizures started. It was quite scary because I didn’t know what it was. What was worse was that no one else knew what it was. These seizures started after three days of hallucinating and, when I was taken to the hospital, the doctors concluded […]
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The Pulpit President: Religion and Ruto

By Iddah Apondi The great Marxist thinker Karl Marx once opined that “religion is the opium of the people.” These words hold great resonance in the African continent. In examining Kenya and its dance with religion like other African countries, one can see that there exists a mixture of religion and the daily lives of […]
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