Author: kimpavitapress

Building Resilience Far from Home: Communal Democracy Practices amongst Urban Congolese Refugees in Uganda

Under a midday blazing sun in Kampala, we are driving hesitantly over the newly paved roads of Nsambya and Katwe suburb. A pedestrian signals us to stop and ask; “are you looking for the Congolese place perhaps?” I nod, stunned.  We are soon into the compound of «Centre Scolaire Congolais”; a dusty ground that comprise a rustic main house and surrounded by droopy...

The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi: A Screenshot of Authoritarianism By Farida Bemba Nabourema

The gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi comes at a time when people are stopping to believe in democracy. The idea that democracy isn’t necessary for Human Development has been reinforced the past couple years as countries like China have shown outstanding growth debunking several economic theories of democracy. Beyond, the failure of Western Nations that have presented themselves...

Ethiopia: PM ABIY AHMED’S DOWNSIZED CABINET SEES 50 PER CENT WOMEN MINISTERS ASSUME KEY POSITIONS

For the second time since becoming Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed formed a new cabinet today. But unlike the first one, PM Abiy has downsized the number of ministers from 28 to 20 and equalized the gender composition to 50% women and 50% men; he also gave key positions, such as minister of peace and defense, to women ministers, a...

A Message from 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Denis Mukwege

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Nobel Prize Committee; dear friends of peace, friends of humanity, It is with great humility that I learned of this news while I was in the middle of performing surgery in my hospital. At this time, my thoughts turn immediately to all survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict zones around the world....

Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of Africa. Since my college years...

No No Keshagesh*

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service “Keshagesh means Greedy Guts.  It’s what you call a little puppy who eats his own food and then wants everybody else’s.” –Buffy Sainte-Marie How do we really feel about greed, the inordinate and insatiable longing for unneeded excess wealth?  It’s generally considered socially and morally undesirable.  So why are gross expressions of greed not...

The weaponization of human rigths by Alred de Zayas

The weaponization of human rights has transformed the individual and collective entitlement to assistance, protection, respect and solidarity — based on our common human dignity and equality — into a hostile arsenal to target competitors and political adversaries. In the stockpile of weaponized human rights, the technique of “naming and shaming” has become a sort of ubiquitous Kalashnikov.  Experience shows, however, that naming and...