Tag: Africa

Lessons on Peace from Ugandan Coffee Growers

Last night executive editor of The WIP, Kate Daniels participated in a panel discussion following a showing of Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, a film about a coffee cooperative in Uganda working with companies in the United

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Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi -USA- My maternal grandfather’s mantra was, “Educate a woman, and you feed and educate her family.” He educated his daughters when Nigerian fathers rarely did. My grandfather was also very interested in my education and often

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Anti-Corruption Crusader Nuhu Ribadu on Corruption and Leadership

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi -USA- Being Nigerian and having many relatives still living there, I keep abreast of political and economic events. Nigeria is blessed with many natural resources and brilliant, hardworking citizens, but corruption over decades is draining her

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Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls were the targets of politically-motivated sexual violence in Zimbabwe. State-sanctioned groups under President Robert

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Tapestries of Hope: Director Michealene Cristini Risley on the Tenacity and Optimism of Zimbabwe’s Rape Survivors

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The most striking element of the new documentary Tapestries of Hope is not the hell that the young rape survivors profiled have lived through, but their unbreakable spirit. The film is a vibrant international

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Ethiopia: The “Cradle of Civilization” Struggles for Survival

Photoessay by Tammy Law – Australia – One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia is often referred to as “the cradle of civilization” – a country with a tumultuous past, present and future, and yet at the same

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Zimbabwe Introduces Special Banknotes as Inflation Soars

by Lelety Mabasa – Zimbabwe – Always faithful in shocking the world, Zimbabwe has scored yet another first, and as usual, for all the wrong reasons. It seems that the country is moving towards an economy of special cheques for

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Woman to Woman: How Giving in Uganda Changed My Life

by Carrie R. Sparrevohn – USA – In 2005 I traveled to Uganda, East Africa, for the first time. I met Margaret Nangobi on that trip, in Mwanyangiri, a tiny village about an hour’s drive from the capitol. What transpired

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Witchcraft and Mob Justice in Malawi

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – Sixty-three year old Gladys Kasito, in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, only has one wish – to die peacefully, preferably in her sleep. Kasito says she feels trapped and threatened in her own country. Her

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Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their bedroom hut. Wellington says he identified the frantic voices of his two friends, Simon

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