Somali social rights activist Ilwad Elman has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Prize honours persons who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses.
“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”
Kenya’s interior ministry has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign betting firm directors as the government clamps down on betting due to negative social impact concerns. The country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board had also declined to renew licences of 19 firms in order to review their operations.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.
Social media has become an essential tool to amplify voices of the citizens and organisations campaigning for legal and social justice across the continent.
Protest is evolving and boycotts are the form of nonviolent resistance that does not end in bloodshed and loss of life. It is an ideal that every movement should aspire towards for the love of it’s supporters.
At a meeting for people of color to discuss racism in Berlin recently, the theme of this particular one being “Anger”, members talked about their experiences of racism in this city, and how much they hate white people. When it […]
Academic, creative writer and human rights activist Stella Nyanzi has been charged with cyber harassment of President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon in Kampala. This followed two months of her intensive criticism of Janet Museveni, the country’s Minister Education and wife to the President, over the government’s reneging on an electoral promise to supply free sanitary pads to school going menstruating girls.
Today is the World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is upheld through the promotion of social and gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We can advance social justice by removing barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.