Africa

27.12.2015

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

 The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian–Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra. The conflict was the result of… »

26.12.2015

French Firm Attacks Ugandan Tax Using ISDS

French Firm Attacks Ugandan Tax Using ISDS

Human Wrongs Watch By Edward Ronald Segyawa and Frank Mulder* KAMPALA, 25 December 2015 (IPS) – The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for… »

24.12.2015

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

KwaZulu Natal- In South Africa’s a group of foreign nationals temporarily staying on Cato Ridge Farm known as ”Hope” in KwaZulu Natal province are in pain again. The agonies rose out the moment when fire broke out in their camps recently, where about 90  families are accommodated. We are told… »

22.12.2015

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Forward-looking reflections In this last issue, we look back on what we have learned in 2015 and can take with us in the new year. CEO Patrick Moriarty reflects on the new Global Goals and climate change. Senior sanitation specialist Erick Baetings shares his insights on urban sanitation, organisational capacities… »

20.12.2015

South Africa: who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

South Africa:  who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

Once again time there are rumours that suggest certain teachers belonging to a particular union are selling teaching posts in public schools. Earlier when such rumours were spread the South African Democratic Teachers Union was the first to deny the allegations,  stating point blank that its members were not involved in such practices. »

15.12.2015

South Africa’s three (3) Finance Ministers in one week

South Africa’s three (3) Finance Ministers in one week

It was a political drama in South Africa last week when President Jacob Zuma announced out of the blue that Mr. David Van Rooyen is the new Minister of Finance, taking over from Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Such an shock and untimely announcement led to the fall of the currency to the… »

07.12.2015

South Africa: minimum wage is needed

South Africa: minimum wage is needed

South Africa- The struggle for a minimum wage in South Africa is not a new thing, it has been going on for sometime and still it comes out now and then, where workers fight against  slavery wages and want decent pay. However, South Africa is experiencing a serious Gini coefficient… »

02.12.2015

South Africa and Aids-HIV: public health sector rolling out free ARVS

South Africa and Aids-HIV: public health sector rolling out free ARVS

South Africa- 1 December is World Aids day. As a result of such days emphasising the problem and the ensuing campaigns that are related to the issue South Africa has come a long way regarding this struggle and the fight against Hiv/Aids. Ever since the first case, said to have been… »

27.11.2015

South Africa: 16 Days of Activism – NO to women or child abuse

South Africa: 16 Days of Activism – NO to women or child abuse

  Pretoria- It is that time of the year again for 16 Days of Activism in South Africa, where Non Government Organisations (NGOs) are saying NO to women and child abuse for these 16 days from 25 November to 10 December of each year. One of the objectives of the 16… »

25.11.2015

It’s not ‘glitter for all’ in the diamonds industry

It’s not ‘glitter for all’ in the diamonds industry

Mention of the word diamond elicits images of wealth, an excess of it, besides the obvious beauty of the item itself thus the diamond trade could be dismissed as out of the normal reach of human rights activists in our search for justice and equality but all those taking part… »

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