Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson, Humanist Movement activist, co-director of Pressenza and author of the book "Coffee with Silo and the quest for meaning in life".

15.08.2017

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Finally, after decades of post-independence dictatorships, the shameful rigging of presidential elections, and post-election violence in 2007 that led to 1200 people slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced refugees, Kenya can hold its head high and say it now knows how to run a transparent election. Let’s be… »

14.08.2017

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Today women and disabled people in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera in Nairobi were attacked by stone-throwing hooligans as they peacefully protested against the police violence that they are facing.  “When the police come, we cannot flee!” they complain. Tension has been growing in Kibera since Friday when the election results… »

10.08.2017

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Twenty-four hours after Kenyans woke up to learn that Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the country’s first post-independence president, Jomo Kenyatta, had regained power and will continue as president until 2022, Kenya is still in a sense of heightened tension. Some violent incidents have been reported with two people killed in… »

09.08.2017

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

With 92% of provisional results received, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on course to be returned to  power with a 55% share of the vote, with opposition leader Raila Odinga trailing on 45%. Turn out has been high with over 70% of registered voters taking part. Although the election has… »

31.07.2017

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Back in 2008, Kenya was torn apart in a corruption-filled election that was rigged to favour the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki.  Over a thousand people were killed, and hundreds of thousands became refugees within their own country.  Politicians from all sides were accused of instigating the post-election violence and attempts… »

07.07.2017

History made as UN approves treaty to ban nuclear weapons

History made as UN approves treaty to ban nuclear weapons

With a final vote of 122 countries in favour, 1 abstention and 1 against (The Netherlands) the conference to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons approves its text.  The treaty opens for signature during the UN General Assembly on the 20th of September.  It comes into force after fifty… »

07.05.2017

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

One of the most important issues facing the world these days is under discussion right now in the Austrian capital and is, as always, facing a void from the world’s media: nuclear weapons. Tuesday the 2nd of May saw the start of a process that will take us through to… »

01.03.2017

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

“The Conference, while welcoming achievements in bilateral and unilateral reductions by some nuclear-weapon States, notes with concern that the total estimated number of nuclear weapons deployed and stockpiled still amounts to several thousands. The Conference expresses its deep concern at the continued risk for humanity represented by the possibility that… »

16.01.2017

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

In a report published today to coincide with the Davos meeting of the world’s elite in the Swiss skiing resort, it was revealed that 8 men: Bill Gates (USA, Microsoft), Amancio Ortega (Spain, Inditex fashion group), Warren Buffett (USA, Berkshire Hathaway), Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico, Grupo Carso),  Jeff Bezos (USA,… »

27.11.2016

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Yesterday, very early in the morning, the news reached Europe of the death of Fidel Castro, the former leader of the Caribbean island of Cuba at the age of 90 years of age. With the pleasure of having hundreds of friends and acquaintances in Latin America my Facebook feed was… »

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