Over a decade ago, some members of the now defunct Coalition for Unity Democracy (CUD) party debated on the need to empower cultures that are in the peripheral, as an integral part of civic nationalism.
Employment delivers more than a paycheck. It also offers personal independence, social status, and the self-esteem that these assets bring. For people with disabilities, these benefits are particularly valuable – and particularly difficult to access.
In Sudan, the revolutionaries who overthrew President Omar al-Bashir and who continue to organize are well aware of the threat posed by neighboring Arab countries. Protesters’ murals show the people rejecting the interfering hands of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the most popular chants is “Victory or Egypt”, voicing activists’ determination not to succumb to a military counter-revolution as happened in their northern neighbor.
I was encouraged to write this article following a recent panel discussion on the current Ethiopian Federal system and the constitution which I thought was exciting, but for others was hugely controversial, even to the ranks of the political elite.
While the African Union (AU) has developed ambitious plans for continental free trade it is becoming clear that free movement of people lags behind. This blog identifies six obstacles that impede progress on free movement for people in Africa and considers the prospects for future development.
Mediating a deadlocked political dispute is difficult work in the best of times. Mediating the conflict in Sudan between military rulers and opposition demonstrators – following the dramatic ouster of an autocratic leader, and against a background of widespread (violently suppressed) protests – was supposed to be nearly impossible.
The right to life is the most precious and glorious natural right at the top of all human rights and fundamental freedoms duly protected and applauded by positive law, (both municipal and international).
With objectives as far-reaching as ending poverty in all its forms and delivering quality education to all by 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly ambitious – much more ambitious than their predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals. Whether or not the world achieves them will depend crucially on money – particularly public finance.