NED hosts forum on LGBTIQ rights in Uganda

While most of the conversation focused on the struggle to defend the rights of gay men and lesbians in Uganda, it became clear during a forum at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington on April 30 that activist Pepe Julian Onziema is as much a pro-democracy advocate as a pro-LGBT advocate – if not …

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Managing rumours and misinformation in West Africa

By Amzath Fassassi[Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Rumours about Ebola generated social challenges that were real but surmountable, finds Amzath Fassasi. As the Ebola epidemic was advancing on Guinea’s capital Conakry in April 2014 a powerful rumour started to spread among the people living on the outskirts. Onions and coffee, so the …

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Whoever governs, Britain’s Africa policy is tied to the UN and the EU

Marie Gibert, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The hallmark of Britain’s policy towards Africa is continuity. Under the coalition, Africa has not taken the morality flavoured prominence it had in Labour’s foreign policy, but the core of the relationship has nonetheless been upheld. Of course, Britain’s colonial past …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 April 2015

5 African students receive $186,000 of scholarship to Korean university Source: The Korea Times US Secretary of State John Kerry coming to Kenya on Sunday, Bill Clinton arrives Thursday Source: The Star Nigerian army rescues 293 females from Boko Haram Source: WTOP/AP Oil and gas prospects look bleak in Uganda Source: SpyGhana Africa smartphone sales …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 28 April 2015

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, by Yves Engler Release Date: April 30, 2015 Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy. The author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, and other works that challenge the myth of Canadian benevolence, documents Canadian …

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