By Human Right Watch 141 Groups in 40 Countries Speak Out “The immunity provision is a regrettable departure from the AU’s Constitutive Act, which rejects impunity under article 4. Immunity takes away the prospect that victims can access justice at the African court when leaders commit atrocities. African states should take a clear stand opposingContinue reading “African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders”
By BK Kumbi “When Lewis said that Ferguson is not the Congo, he shows how he is very much inhabited by this idea, he shows that for him there are good and bad Negros.” The author of the article that follows starts from an assumption that we all know Ferguson. If I hadn’t been readingContinue reading “Why Ferguson is the Congo?”
Wednesday 23/5/12 I attended a conference celebrating UN Africa Day. Universal Peace Federation [UPF] had organised the event at the House of Lords at Westminster parliament. Invited speakers covered in their range of speeches the past of the continent, current challenges and optimistic spirit that characterises future prospects for Africa.
Many people, who are not familiar with the Black American civil rights movement, may not recall who Rosa Parks (far left on the picture) was. She was an activist born Louise McCauley Parks on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. The U.S. Congress called her “the first lady of civil rights”, and ”the motherContinue reading “Victoire Ingabire’s second anniversary [16.1.12] back in Rwanda”
This sounds like a predicament and of course it is. Ingabire, leader of FDU-Inkingi, a Rwandan opposition party, was imprisoned on October 14th, 2010. It was only two months after Kagame, the Rwandan president, had re-elected himself with more than 93% for another seven years. Let’s not forget that since July 1994 he had alreadyContinue reading “Victoire Ingabire spends another Christmas in Paul Kagame’s prison”