Africa

24.11.2015

Burundi’s crisis and the world’s inability to prevent violence

Burundi’s crisis and the world’s inability to prevent violence

The big – not great – powers of the world have embassies everywhere, plenty of intelligence services, special forces on the ground and satellites in space. They can even hit and kill individuals they don’t like. They can intervene here and there and everywhere – particularly if they have economic or… »

21.11.2015

Miracles to order in South Africa churches

Miracles to order in South Africa churches

Johannesburg – The ‘business of God’ is not operating properly in South Africa these days, particularly on the side of the so called ”charismatic churches”, though the other religions are also on line for investigation by the Commission For Rights of Cultural, Religion and Linguistics (CRL). The charismatic churches in the… »

20.11.2015

Coalition to boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s chairmanship

Coalition to boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s chairmanship

Civil Society Coalition to Boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s Chairmanship Nov 18, 2015 By Rapaport News RAPAPORT… The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) will boycott next year’s Kimberley Process (KP) in response to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) chairmanship of the organization, it announced in a statement… »

13.11.2015

Heatwave and severe drought in South Africa

Heatwave and severe drought in South Africa

  Pretoria- South Africa is facing a very severe drought, about the worst the country has ever seen over many years. The current heatwave is proving dangerous to humans, crops and animals, besides the big dams and rivers which are becoming drier day by day. The worst part of it is, even the taps in high… »

12.10.2015

Nobel Peace Prize highlights conflict-resolution role of NGOs

Nobel Peace Prize highlights conflict-resolution role of NGOs

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisian NGOs who in 2013, when the country was on the brink of civil war, provided for negotiations among socio-political factions leading to more inclusive and democratic structures for the country. The National Dialogue Quartet were… »

09.10.2015

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisian national dialogue quartet

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisian national dialogue quartet

“After the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2010-11, the Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between citizens,” said Kaci Kullmann Five, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The National Dialogue Quartet are four civil society organizations, the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade… »

06.10.2015

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

This year’s international Day of Nonviolence witnessed a whole host of activities around the world. Among the activities held on the annual October 2nd included: In Nakpanduri, a conflict area that experiences curfews in the northern region of Ghana, there was an all-white dressed mentorship class led by Elizabeth Bidzakin… »

30.09.2015

Ban ivory trade to save the elephants

Ban ivory trade to save the elephants

Every year in Africa, over 30,000 elephants are killed, primarily to satisfy the demand for ivory in Asia. A new report by WWF-Hong Kong reveals seven fundamental weaknesses in the regulation of Hong Kong’s ivory market. These weaknesses enable illegal activities to flourish in the city, including the entry of… »

21.09.2015

Call for Nuclear Abolition on Peace March in Togo

Call for Nuclear Abolition on Peace March in Togo

Today in Lomé, capital of the West African country of Togo, a Peace March took place as part of the Nuclear Abolition Week, organised by activists from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Photos by Visions Solidaires/ICAN Togo… »

20.09.2015

Mozambique removes last known landmine

Mozambique removes last known landmine

The African nation of Mozambique has been declared free of landmines after its last known landmine was removed in the country’s central region. The British Halo Trust charity organization, which has led the clearance in Mozambique, said on Thursday that it had removed nearly 171,000 landmines. The last mine was removed from… »

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