Sometimes a technical definition of something matters significantly less than the demonstrable effects it has had. If Harvey Weinstein is acquitted of the various rape charges he’s facing, that would have no implications for the women he has abused (if he is indeed guilty, as I believe he is). Defending conduct, or a system ofREAD MORE
Uganda is a beautiful country known for many good things, but not its treatment of the LGBTI+ community. Like many African countries, Uganda’s policies were inherited by colonialists and religious leaders. These influences have led to the LGBTI+ community being considered illegal and unacceptable. On 14 October 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 was introduced in the Ugandan parliament,READ MORE
Since the beginning of the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, social media have been the place where most people made their voices heard – be it to stand for the population of the two anglophone regions, to support the army or simply to give information about the evolution of the conflict.READ MORE
Traveling across Africa can be very hectic, logistics of travel visas aside; transit hours can be cumbersome and at times outright ridiculous. For some of us the consolation is that travelling across Africa is more often than not an enriching experience. As you travel across Africa you soon realise that out of the continent’s hugeREAD MORE
At the time when the talk in the country is on the debt the Zambian government owes China, something more serious about the Chinese is being ignored: hundreds of Chinese companies operating in the country are paying their workers meagre salaries and conditions of service are very worrying. Workers in factories are not provided withREAD MORE
“Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose” – Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr The old Swahili adage, “vijana ni taifa la kesho” (youth are the nation of tomorrow), seems outdated. Even the use of the phrase, “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future”, is apparently waning. What appears to be trending now is Africa as “the young continent.” It is thus not surprising thatREAD MORE
Who is a child in Africa? I asked. I got various answers ranging from a child is a young human, some said that a child is one that is owned and accepted by the parents, for some even at 20, African parents still consider you a child as long as you live under their roof. InREAD MORE
Uganda’s criminal justice system is suffering from multiple organ failure. The breakdown has unleashed on the population a system that continues to preside over mass incarceration that ravages rights, struggles to deliver justice to victims of crimes, tares families apart and condemns children and communities to the vagaries of shattered homes. Over the past 9READ MORE
Over the last two years social media in Uganda has been awash with the story of a Human Rights Activist, or rather a person that called himself a Child Rights Advocate who took children from their mother, manipulate the judicial system and deny the mother the right to see them. When did all that start?READ MORE
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