July 2018

July 27th, 2018

FGM: an inherent cultural tradition that needs to be dealt with

Excruciating pain. Psychological scarring. Child bearing issues. Future health risks. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a dangerous, irreversible procedure that is ubiquitous in societies around the world and is ever-present (under the surface) in the UK....

July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

July 20th, 2018

Violence in Nigeria – and the addiction crisis behind it

In recent years Nigeria has very publicly struggled to control the violence of militant groups, with famous ambassadors such as Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai backing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in response to the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok in 2014....

July 5th, 2018

Uganda’s Social Media Tax – a threat to freedom of speech?

Uganda’s controversial new social media tax has been passed this week, raising a storm of backlash from Ugandans who have taken to platforms like Twitter to express their dissatisfaction....

July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone....

July 2nd, 2018

South Sudan: The Time For Talk Is Over, What we Want From Our Government! What We Want From the World!

As we approach the end of the first half of year, the recent news about another agreement of peace between President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar is welcome news indeed....
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