Africa

11.07.2016

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence. Kenya is often praised as a beacon of democracy and stability in East Africa, but recent squelched demonstrations and recklessness by police have led Kenyans to question whether the benchmarks of their nation’s progress are being quickly… »

05.07.2016

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

“,,,for her courage and persistence, despite violence and intimidation, in working for the right of LGBTI people to a life free from prejudice and persecution”. Fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of the most courageous and… »

01.07.2016

Over 1 in 3 South Sudanese To Face ‘Severe Food Shortages’

Over 1 in 3 South Sudanese To Face ‘Severe Food Shortages’

Human Wrongs Watch ‘More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country’ Juba – Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of… »

29.06.2016

‘El Niño Puts 26.5 Million Children at Risk in Eastern and Southern Africa’

‘El Niño Puts 26.5 Million Children at Risk in Eastern and Southern Africa’

Human Wrongs Watch 27 June 2016 – One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (… »

25.06.2016

The struggle against FGM CESIE from Italy

The struggle against FGM  CESIE from Italy

The following is my interview with Soad Ibrahim of the Italian association CESIE which is engaged in opposing the brutal phenomenon of FGM. Milena Rampoldi: Which are the best strategies for opposing and ending FGM? Soad Ibrahim: It is difficult to generalise about which would be the best strategies to… »

20.06.2016

Malian Parties Must Make Peace and Reconciliation ‘A Reality,’ UN Envoy Tells Security Council

Malian Parties Must Make Peace and Reconciliation ‘A Reality,’ UN Envoy Tells Security Council

Despite some progress, key challenges to implementing Mali’s peace and reconciliation agreement remained, one year after the Government and armed groups signed the accord, the United Nations envoy in the West African country told the Security Council today. “Quite clearly neither the signatories nor the national… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

04.06.2016

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

The following is an interview with Fadumo Korn, chairwoman of the association Nala e.V., an interpreter in Munich, Germany and author of the brave book entitled “Geboren im großen Regen” (Born in the big rain). As a victim of FGM, she described her experience as the absolutely worst thing… »

03.06.2016

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver Published by HarperFlamingo – 1998 It was the audacity by way of an uncaring humour that initially took me into this ‘novel’ and only eventually did I begin to appreciate its profound contents and then the mention of Patrice Lumumba, despite that… »

30.05.2016

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

In traditional societies, FGM or female genital mutilation, is still justified and explained under the terms of  “Islam”. However, FGM is prohibited according to Islam because it causes enormous harm to the bodies and souls of women. FGM is a brutal and irreligious ritual that not only disregards the rights… »

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