What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups

In Mali, jihadist groups have taken control of more than half the country since 2012. How has such a fundamental change been possible in a country previously praised by international observers as a bulwark against radical Islam in Africa? Several factors contributed to the current crisis in Mali. A key one is the fallout from…

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…

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…

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…

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…