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,… »

04.05.2019

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Women in Zimbabwe’s informal economy face steep challenges amid economic crisis, competition from big companies, and poor infrastructure. By Sally Nyakanyanga 3 May 2019 for openDemocracy It was late afternoon in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Rudo Kabete, 35, sat beside more than 50 other women selling almost identical handicrafts… »

03.04.2019

Algeria: The Long Goodbye

Algeria: The Long Goodbye

By Rene Wadlow Street demonstrations began in Algiers on 22 February 2019 and quickly spread to other cities in Algeria. The demonstrations, often led by young people, are massive on Fridays, the chief day of rest. The first demands were that President Abdelaziz Boutefika not stand for a fifth term… »

26.03.2019

Algeria: how peaceful protests can change a troubled nation

Algeria: how peaceful protests can change a troubled nation

Abdelbaqi Ghorab, Lancaster University for The Conversation Peaking after Friday prayers, streets across Algeria have been flooded with protesters demanding change in recent weeks. They are demanding an end to the 20-year rule of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has now pledged – not entirely convincingly – to… »

25.03.2019

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University and Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6m people potentially affected in Mozambique, Malawi… »

25.02.2019

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ in New York, South Africa just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

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