Democracy represents freedom, choice, and oneness, a government of the people, made by the people and for the people. For many continents including Africa, democracy meant an end to subjection of military rule, colonial control, apartheid and authoritarianism among so many ruling systems that were deemed unwanted and […]
Building blocks to peace: Opportunities, achievements and weaknesses in the International System: What do we learn from the ROHINGYA MUSILM TRAGEDY?
The International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide on 21 September by NGOs, individuals and Governments. In 1981 the International Day of Peace was adopted by the United Nations through a unanimous Resolution aimed at “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” […]
‘……. democracy, sustainable peace and conflict prevention cannot be achieved if youth, who make up more than half of the population are left behind….’ Every year, on the 15th of September, the world marks the International Day of Democracy, a day that provides an opportunity to review the […]
“………Why should an act of democracy be the same that takes people’s lives or one that dents the country’s history and its development?………” Recently, a team of Ugandans visited one of the organizations I work with and after debriefing them about the vision and mission of the institution, […]
“Last year, a despairing 14 year old boy committed suicide in a Darfur camp, a situation that was worth the world’s effort to reflect on the appalling situation that was biting hard on the war-torn region” The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, on April 11, […]
As a parent, I can imagine the disconcerting moment of my life if I ever have to look in to the eyes of my hungry child with nothing to help then quench their dire hunger. There have been reports on international media of over 17 million people from […]
Earlier this month, I travelled to Zanzibar to attend a workshop on strengthening the capacity of rights based CSOs and women human right defenders in East Africa. The gathering that attracted 25 participants representing various CSOs across the horn of Africa was organized by the office of the […]