Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Republic of Namibia. According to the criteria of the UN genocide convention of 1948, the atrocities and massacres committed by German troops must be qualified as genocide.
Through messages of romanticized consumption, consumers are encouraged to buy into the (PRODUCT) RED Campaign to help stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. This research examines the (PRODUCT) RED campaign through a critical rhetorical analysis that questions whether (PRODUCT) RED substitutes consumerism for social activism.
Liberia’s president and Tony Blair discuss anti-gay law — video
the Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel peace prize, explains why she won’t change the law to decriminalise homosexuality. Present at the interview is the former British prime minister Tony Blair, on a visit to Liberia as the founder of Africa Governance Initiative, but he refuses to discuss the issue
How Facebook Lets You Live Forever (Sort Of) -
Facebook lets you survive for everyone else, but you can’t survive for yourself, which is disheartening.
UNDERSTANDING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES OF CITIZENSHIP IN NIGERIA: FROM ADVOCACY TO RESEARCH
At heart, citizenship is a fundamentally contested notion, for women and for men, but the terrain on which such battles
are fought and sometimes won, differs considerably for women compared to men. This paper points to a range of
scenarios in which there is a clear need for research into the gendered contestations that take place over state or local
Decolonising the Nigerian Constitution
Many Nigerians are not aware, for instance, that although the state is not aligned with any particular religion, their constitution is still not secular. I quote: “Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God.”
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