Toru Hashimoto

Japanese mayor advocates military rape

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” George Santayana Rape is necessary to boost the morale of soldiers – according to one politician who has caused outrage by trivialising the sexual slavery of thousands of Asian women during the world war. Japanese mayor Toru Hashimoto, is co-leader of an emerging conservative political party, which has[Read More...]

David Sengeh

‘Dare to dream’ says inventor and civil war survivor

A civil war survivor has found a new lease of life after pioneering a series of innovative designs which could dramatically change the outlook of amputees all over the globe. David Sengeh, 26, is a Harvard and MIT Media lab graduate student from Sierre Leone, who has come up with a technology that could change the whole field of bionics,[Read More...]

Esther Madudu

Ugandan midwife nominated for 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her involvement in saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies in the country. Madudu, 32, is an enrolled midwife employed by the government of Uganda. She has also become the poster girl for the ‘Stand Up for African Mothers’ campaign which aims to reduce maternal[Read More...]

World Bank “aid” program embroiled in human rights row

World Bank “aid” program embroiled in human rights row

The World Bank has come under the spotlight after allegedly funding systematic civil rights abuses across Africa. A multi-billion dollar “aid” program financed by the World Bank, the European Commission and other Western governments has been at the centre of a legal challenge by Ethiopian residents following allegations of forced evictions and torture. The Promotion of Basic Services (PBS) aid[Read More...]

140 countries pledge to end mercury poisoning

140 countries pledge to end mercury poisoning

Over 100 countries across the globe have vowed to cut toxic mercury pollution in the atmosphere, it has been revealed. To date, 140 countries have signed a treaty to address the levels of pollution caused by the metal as well as its mining, exportation, importation and safe storage. The Minamata Convention will also ban a range of products that contain[Read More...]