Beyond 30%: Why rights holders are key to the realization of the area-based conservation target of the post 2020 GBF

By Kevin Lunzalu — Rightsholders, especially those living in and around conservation areas, will be directly affected by the outcome of the area-based conservation topic in the ongoing post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework negotiations. The target champions the protection of at least 30% of land and sea areas globally by 2030. A rights-based approach is …

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They’re terror groups, stupid!

By Nkasi Wodu — On Sunday, June 6, Nigerian terrorists attacked a catholic church in Owo, a town in Nigeria’s South West region. Eye witness accounts mentioned that the attackers opened fire while church service was going on, and reports put the death toll at 40, with many more injured. Unfortunately, when this attack occurred, both foreign and local media reports followed their usual tactics …

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Africa’s Domestic-Violence Epidemic

By Tijani Salami & Jane Otai Domestic violence is a silent scourge across Africa, and it will remain so until the cultural and legal norms that condone it have been rejected. Progress will depend on leaders at all levels – but especially in religious institutions – acknowledging that there is a problem and investing in …

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Africa: Fuel Shortage Crisis – Who is Responsible?

By Tijani Salami and Jane Otai — Kenya’s recent fuel crisis has left petrol pumps dry. Politicians are blaming each other and giving varied reasons for the shortage, from the government being inept to government plans to increase prices in an effort to get money for campaigning to the misappropriation of funds meant to subsidize …

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