Decent data can help African girls overcome 2nd-class status

Yassin Brunger, Queen’s University Belfast The United Nations has made the gathering of data on girls across the world the coming year’s focus. Marking the International Day of the Girl Child, it issued a call for action for increased investment in collecting and analysing data that’s focused on and relevant to girls. Robust and reliable …

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Al-Bashir’s escape: why the African Union defies the ICC

Luke Moffett, Queen’s University Belfast After days of wrangling to try and have him arrested the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, has left South Africa before a court there could decide whether to arrest him. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been trying for years to have al-Bashir apprehended since charging him with the commission of …

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