Monday, July 28, 2014

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How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?
Research released by a coalition of African and UK partners reveals that Africa loses almost six and a half times the amount of money that it receives in aid.
At the Rivonia Trial in 1964, Denis Goldberg (along with Nelson Mandela) was jailed for life for trying to bring down the apartheid state. Half a century on, what has changed?
Unlike after the Westgate siege, the attack on Mpeketoni has left Kenya more divided and therefore more vulnerable.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change is in the throes of a fierce struggle over the leadership, with battle lines spreading and deepening.
The Dodd-Frank act has not only had limited effect on militant groups, it has also undermined artisanal miners' livelihoods and local economies.
The terrorist threat in Kenya is changing and the government appears unable to deal with it.
Europe may express sympathy with African asylum seekers in word, but this is often contradicted by their actions in deed.
The Commission of Inquiry into Khayelitsha Policing is now drafting recommendations, but it will be civil society once again that has to ensure they are implemented.

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