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05.09.2020

Nigerian Postcard: Biafra’s Quest for Self-Determination

Nigerian Postcard: Biafra’s Quest for Self-Determination

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Undoubtedly, Nigeria has entered a period of political uncertainty. With the next presidential election fast approaching, some politicians and experts are strongly advocating for, among others, a constitutional review considered as the best way to preserve peace and ensure stability in the country. »

04.09.2020

Stories of South Africa’s Powerful Women Doing Extraordinary Things

Stories of South Africa’s Powerful Women Doing Extraordinary Things

From Fighting Apartheid to Demanding Equality for Women and LGBT People On August 9, 1956, 20,000 women of all races marched through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa in defiance of apartheid. They stood outside the Union Buildings, the government seat, protesting apartheid, and sang, “You strike a woman, you… »

29.08.2020

Why women’s rights and digital rights go hand-in-hand on Namibian Twitter

Why women’s rights and digital rights go hand-in-hand on Namibian Twitter

Activists wage a fight for abortion rights on Twitter In Namibia, amid the fourth wave of feminist uprisings in the technology age, activists flocked to social media platforms like Twitter to organize an online campaign to legalize abortion. As part of the campaign, feminist activists launched and disseminated an … »

25.08.2020

Belarus and the Lessons from Sudan

Belarus and the Lessons from Sudan

The political development unfolding in Minsk, with high possibility to spill over and spread throughout the former Soviet republic of Belarus is sensitive and delicate. As an ordinary observer from an obscured and remote rural village with inconsistent connectivity, I struggle daily to understand what happens next in Minsk. The… »

24.08.2020

Libya: Bachelet Appoints Independent Fact-Finding Mission Experts

Libya: Bachelet Appoints Independent Fact-Finding Mission Experts

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the deteriorating security situation in Libya and the absence of a functioning judicial system underscored the importance of the work of a team of independent experts to document human rights violations and abuses. The High Commissioner today announced the appointment of… »

24.08.2020

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

Advocates want congressional investigation into treatment of Black asylum seekers By Frances Madeson In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine… »

17.08.2020

An Insight into Issues Creating Tension in Nigeria

An Insight into Issues Creating Tension in Nigeria

By Kester Kenn Klomegah As a successful Igbo business entrepreneur residing in Swaziland, the southern tip of Africa, Kenneth Onyekachi Ihemekwele has a clear logical mind, practical approach to solving problems and a drive to see things through to full-fledged completion. With years of experience in managing and leading teams… »

15.08.2020

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

New online content regulations prohibit certain topics without government approval When a major earthquake of 6.0 on the Richter scale shook coastal East Africa at around 8:15 on August 12, Tanzanians quickly took to Twitter to report on the unusual natural event that momentarily swayed chandeliers, shattered windows and cracked… »

05.08.2020

Forest Fires: Stop the Massacre, Kabylie Burns!

Forest Fires: Stop the Massacre, Kabylie Burns!

The variety of its ecosystem makes it the place of biodiversity protected by several parks in Kabylie, with climate, modulated by the relief, can include harsh winters and arid summers, and is also a center of cultural, tourist and ecological interest for the local populations. The ecological wealth is threatened,… »

29.07.2020

Indigenous Communities of Guyana and Women in Togo Fight Forest Degradation

Indigenous Communities of Guyana and Women in Togo Fight Forest Degradation

Viewpoint by P.I. Gomes* The writer, Dr Patrick I Gomes, was Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States for five years until February 29, 2020. The 79-nation inter-regional body officially became the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on April 5, 2020. Dr Gomes… »

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