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A Strong Africa-EU Partnership Hinges on Justice for Africa’s Children

The might of Africa to contribute to the peace and prosperity of the world remains untapped. Exploited and discriminated against for generations, the people of Africa have been systemically denied their freedom and wealth. As a result, 92 million children in Africa are in child labour today, more than the rest of the world combined. […]

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

  Growing evidence suggests that, as the Covid-19 pandemic moves across the world, it may drag a second slow-motion pandemic behind it. Even though Covid-19 is a viral illness not affected by antibiotics, early data from hospitals shows that very high proportions of patients—more than 90 percent in some cohorts—are being treated with those drugs […]

Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace – Where Are The Barriers And What Can Be Done?

Building and sustaining peace needs women’s voice and leadership. When women are included in peace processes, peace agreements are more likely to last for 15 years or more. Yet, just two years shy of the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which placed women’s meaningful participation at the heart of peacebuilding, conflict […]

Progress For Women Is Progress For All – Let’s Give Girls A Voice

Progress For Women Is Progress For All – Let’s Give Girls A Voice

International Women’s Day was not only about celebrating progress but about pushing for more and that’s why I’m #StillMarching and backing Helen Pankhurst’s call for a decade of suffrage. Gender equality is like an elastic band, you can stretch it but if you don’t stretch it far enough it reverts back to its usual position. […]

The Pulse Of Girl Child In ‘Loud Whispers’

The size and quality of the audience at the Civic Centre on Victoria Island that Sunday evening underscored the appreciation of the message in the literary offering that was about to be unveiled. Indeed, Loud Whispers by Mrs Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, gender activist and wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode […]

Social Media Can Change Lives – For Better Or Worse

Imagine if you walked down the street today and every single person along the way said exactly what they thought of you out loud, to your face? Whatever they liked, about what you were wearing, about your new pixie cut – it would be shocking and devastating. Responding without a filter out loud, online, is […]

Kenya’s History of Election Violence Is Threatening to Repeat Itself

ANALYSIS   In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties to choose which candidates will vie for seats in the […]

Justice for Women Who Kill

Aminata* was only 17 years old when she was arrested for killing her former boyfriend eight years ago. She was sentenced to death for murder in November 2010 and feared each day she would be executed before her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the government on Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Day on 27 […]

America’s Drift Toward ‘Socialism’ Is Generational, But Also Educational

As a surprising number of Americans “feel the Bern” for a self-described “democratic socialist” candidate for president, even more shocking polls show Americans drifting toward socialism itself. In a YouGov survey last month, 42% of Democrats said they had a favorable view of socialism. In November, a New York Times/CBS CBS +1.40% News poll concluded […]

Gambia Political Crisis: What Happens Next?

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency after refusing to admit defeat in last month’s elections. With his term in office due to expire on Thursday, what happens next? What is the significance of the state of emergency? Mr Jammeh’s declaration of a state […]

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