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Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 […]

Protecting The Interest Of Women And Girls In Conflict

Protecting The Interest Of Women And Girls In Conflict

Last week, the UN Security Council reaffirmed its commitment to ending sexual violence in conflict. However, after heated debate, the adopted resolution omitted words that many of us working with survivors of sexual violence during humanitarian emergencies understand as crucial – ‘reproductive and sexual health’ rights and services. These words proved too controversial for the […]

The Yahya Jammeh Problem

The Yahya Jammeh Problem

When President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia conceded defeat after the December 1, Presidential elections in that West African country of 1.9 million people, the gesture was widely hailed and described as an indication of great hope for democracy in Africa and particularly for The Gambia, which Jammeh had ruled with an iron fist for […]