Women in Africa’s top brass: it’s not just about the numbers
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Africans rising Women in Africa’s top brass: it’s not just about the numbers

Figures presented at a seminar on women, peace and security recently showed that several African countries are making good progress in transforming the military and including women, when compared to worldwide figures. But there still needs to be political will at the highest level to take issues of gender equality beyond mere representation

What’s really wrong with the state of journalism?
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Politics and Society What’s really wrong with the state of journalism?

The need for balanced and accurate reporting about conflict situations in Africa is more crucial than ever. Surveys done in the run-up to World Press Freedom Day showed that government repression against the media has dramatically increased the threats faced by journalists. In many cases, local journalists facing repression in Africa are the most vulnerable as they lack the support of large media houses and international organisations

Local versus global in the fight against Boko Haram
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Politics and Society Local versus global in the fight against Boko Haram

The last thing Africa needs is a new global war on terror. The memories of large-scale arrests of ‘suspects’, blanket mandates to security forces to hunt down so-called terrorists and random searches of Muslims at Western airports after the 9/11 attacks in the United States (US), led by former president George W Bush, are still fresh in many people’s minds