Post Tagged with: "Africa"

The abduction of the missing girls in Nigeria has given the US an excuse to use military intervention.

Blog: Missing Nigerian girls: An excuse for military intervention?

Almost everyone has heard the heart-wrenching stories of the girls in Nigeria who have been kidnapped, supposedly by the Boko Haram. What has been particularly interesting is that this has caught the heart-strings of President Obama, and various politicians across the world. Supposedly. These are same political leaders who turned a blind eye to the rape and the torture of[Read More...]

Fannie Sebolela

Ex gardener turns impoverished school into one of South Africa’s best

The power of the human spirit has never failed to amaze. It is incredibly inspirational to hear about individuals who have singlehandedly helped to change their communities for the better. And why is this important? It is important because not only does it encourage others to do the same in a world where all we hear about is doom and[Read More...]

Intel vows to stop using conflict minerals

Intel vows to stop using conflict minerals

Intel has recently vowed to stop using conflict minerals, it has emerged. The multinational electronics company is responsible for producing computing chips and other technological devices, which often make use of conflict minerals such as coltan in order for them to work properly. However, they have now claimed that they will no longer include precious metals mined in regions controlled[Read More...]

Sudan protests: a taste of things to come?

Sudan protests: a taste of things to come?

Major protests have erupted across Sudan due to the fragile economy and rising food prices which have continued to grip the country. At least 29 people have been killed as the protests spiralled out of control. The skirmishes have so far spread across the cities of Wad Madani, Khartoum, Kassala, Port Sudan, Gadarif, Sinaar and Nyala. The sharp depreciation of[Read More...]

Kenyan woman challenges tradition to transform lives in her country

Kenyan woman challenges tradition to transform lives in her country

Education is often taken for granted in the Western world, especially in an age where teachers are restricted by the national curriculum which allows very little room for independent thought or alternative ways of thinking. Indeed one of the main criticisms of education in much of the Western world is that it is designed to produce obedient workers who will[Read More...]