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Dossier May 2014

Together for peace

Talking about ‘women power’, often, means making reference not just to single individuals. ‘Efforts to resolve (Ö) conflicts and address their root causes will not succeed unless we empower all those who have suffered from them – including and especially women’, the then UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, wrote in 2002. ‘And only if women…

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Soft Power

The parameters used by Forbes are indeed subjective, and many other names could have been included. In the literary field, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s is among them; she authored three novels: Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, soon to become an Hollywood film, and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in March…

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Young and promising

Many African women hope to succeed in their political career: the US magazine Forbes has taken as an example Angellah Kariuki, the 37-year old deputy minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Tanzania. Her fast career is the reason why she was listed by the magazine among the 2013 ’20 young power women’ of the…

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Power in Africa, time for women

‘More power to women, means more power to humankind’, said Boutros Boutros Ghali, the then Secretary-General of the UN, in 1996. The same concept has been expressed, in a lighter tone, by Oley-Dibba Wadda, executive director of Women Africa Solidarity, who once said ‘when things are in a mess, women are asked to get in…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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