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This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

1. Wellness for life: With the youth obesity epidemic in our country, golf is a sport that helps young people get off the couch. When you play golf, walking the golf course and carrying your bag, a 150-pound person burns 350 calories and walks more than 10,000 steps. 2. Spend time with family: Golf is a […]

The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide acts as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide, and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action. The Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect leads the conceptual, political, institutional and […]

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Sport is a unique and powerful tool for promoting dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every member of the human family.  It is a driving force for positive social change.  That is why some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women have been, and remain, engaged in helping the United Nations to raise […]

Tanzania: UK at Crossroads Over Aid to Dar es Salaam

Tanzania: UK at Crossroads Over Aid to Dar es Salaam

The UK government was under pressure on Saturday to review aid worth £200 million (about Sh 433.6 billion) to Tanzania in protest of the manner in which the Zanzibar election was conducted. A former Cabinet minister in the British government warned against “spraying money around” simply to ensure that Britain kept the United Nations target […]

Ethiopia Increases Emergency Drought Appeal As Hunger Spreads.

Ethiopia Increases Emergency Drought Appeal As Hunger Spreads.

Ethiopia’s government and aid agency leaders are revising upwards their joint $1.4 billion appeal for more than 10 million people hit by the country’s worst drought in 50 years. “Surges in humanitarian needs are already registered since… December,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. “Considering the reported spike in need, […]

How Women Who Work Are Held Back By a Lack of Quality Daycare in Kenya.

How Women Who Work Are Held Back By a Lack of Quality Daycare in Kenya.

Women’s economic empowerment hinges on the assurance that quality and affordable child care is available so that they can go about the business of doing their jobs. Globally, women’s participation in the labour market has remained at around 52% for the last 20 years, according to United Nations. But women also bear most of the […]

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Whether you are the owner of a business or without a leadership title, you can choose the type of leader you want to be. There is a lot of research on this topic with articles and books devoted to the types of leadership and the many different leadership styles. Many leaders believe that others must […]

It’s time to put Nigeria first

This commentary is inspired by Olusegun Adeniyi’s “Of wailers, counterwailers and Buharideens” (ThisDay, March 31). In that piece, the ace journalist and public affairs commentator successfully defines the tri-polarities governing public responses to the Muhammadu Buhari administration.  The take-away is that the biggest challenge that Nigeria faces at the moment is political partisanship, which has […]

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

A pill that cures Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Wouldn’t that be incredible? Recent articles in both TIME and The New York Times have explored ways our society can try to prevent and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. But scientists still haven’t found the ‘magic bullet,’ a drug that would cure Alzheimer’s without […]