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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…]

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…]

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…]

Patrick Awuah

African entrepreneur helps to inspire the next generation of leaders

A Ghanaian millionaire has ditched a highly lucrative role at Microsoft to help create the next generation of leaders in Africa, it has been reported. Patrick Awuah is the founder of Ashesi University in Ghana which is known for its high-tech facilities and strong emphasis on business, technology and leadership. He pumped millions of his own money into the venture[Read More…]

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

He’s probably one of the most famous journalists in the rock and punk movement, and has knocked heads with the likes of Bob Marley and Keith Richards and in this exclusive, Kris Needs talks about his upcoming projects in the UK and his perceptions about the changing face of music. He is better known for his book ‘Before They Make[Read More…]