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11.10.2019

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria for The Conversation Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He becomes the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade. Abiy is the 12th winner from Africa to be awarded the… »

04.10.2019

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way

By Dr Ramzy Baroud On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six, major cities, I have also… »

30.09.2019

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Kenya is running the world’s most ambitious basic income pilot yet, but will its results be enough to forge a whole new approach to poverty reduction? Caroline Teti for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial… »

18.09.2019

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Jeremy Rossman, University of Kent and Matthew Badham, University of Kent for The Conversation Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people’s lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is… »

08.07.2019

The African continent prepares for the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

The African continent prepares for the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

After leaving Madrid on October 2, 2019, the march will continue towards southern Spain until reaching the African continent through northern Morocco on October 8. Several countries are already preparing to receive the core team that will showcase their initiatives… In West Africa Morocco: on the occasion of our… »

07.07.2019

Kenyan Universities Aim to Be “Greenest in the World”

Kenyan Universities Aim to Be “Greenest in the World”

In Kenya, over 70 universities are being called on by the UN Environment Programme and the Kenyan Government to work together and transform their campuses to be the “greenest in the world”. This comes as Strathmore University in Nairobi has put in place one of the greenest campuses in Africa… »

14.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

“Botswana judges rule laws criminalising gay sex are unconstitutional”: “High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous… »

12.06.2019

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’

German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees. We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from distress.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer For Common Dreams A German boat captain faces… »

11.06.2019

Millions join general strike in Sudan to dislodge army as civil disobedience campaign entered second day: 120 killed

Millions join general strike in Sudan to dislodge army as civil disobedience campaign entered second day: 120 killed

Millions of people in Sudan have joined a general strike called by pro-reform groups, shutting down the centre of cities across the country despite a wave of arrests and intimidation. The civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing the ruling military junta to accept civilian rule entered a second day on… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

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