The buck stops with you, Mr. President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Joe Khamisi

Once again, Kenyans are asking questions about their safety. And the questions are genuine. Angered by the latest attack in Mandera in which 28 innocent Kenyans were murdered by Al Shabaab, the citizens are, once again, raising pertinent queries about their Government’s ability or inability to deal with terrorism.

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ISIS: Another threat for the world?

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Muhammad Waqas Awan

Over the last fifteen years the world has faced the huge challenge of Al Qaeda and Talibanisation, yet the issue remains unresolved. Most countries have been badly damaged by these organisations but the war still continues.

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European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to DR Congo Doctor Denis Mukwege

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Sylvain Muyali

The surgeon is honored for his work near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he has treated more than 40,000 victims of rape since 1996.

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Poetry

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Solomon Adusu

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The Role of Economic Policy in the Prevention of Conflict

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Anant Mishra

“If poverty and economic instability are so often the root causes of war, then getting the economics right is key to sustainable peace and preventing countries from falling back into conflict.  Effective governing institutions are also critical to building a lasting peace. ” – Marek Belka, former UNECE Executive Secretary.

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The manufacture of ‘Mandale’ empowers Congolese women

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Elvis Katsana

In the city of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the drink commonly known as ‘Mandale’, very famous for being low-priced, is an important asset in the empowerment of women in ensuring the survival of their families.

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Islamophobia in biographies: Commercial agendas and marketing of stereotypical narratives of cultures

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Tala Halawa

The trend of using Islam in the titles and content of novels and biographies is spreading worldwide. Since the “War on Terror” has emerged as a global issue and been promoted as such; reflections on cultural productions have been noticed.

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The soap that puts a shine on youth employment in DR Congo

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Elvis Katsana

Welcome to the ‘Working Congo Prosper’ factory in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here, Doctor Richard Bulambo, rather than continue in medicine, chose to create a number of employment opportunities for the local youths by starting a soap manufacturing factory.

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When the Lioness Roars – Musola!

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Mbizo Chirasha

“The highly creative, internationally certified and immensely awarded Musola Cathrine Kaseketi is a very difficult celebrity to write about. Her creativity and experience are so vast and abundant that you can’t begin to arrive at something does justice to and fully profiles this iconic and monumental figure. An icon who has traversed the world from Zambia, Africa, Asia, America and Europe amassing great human rights richness, academic excellence and creative,cultural and film making wealth, she really is the Queen Mother of Southern African Film.”

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The Lonely Spring

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Ali Sanwar

Passing a large cluster of mud houses with their big wild roses and cows, the transparent water of the small brook surprised us. This was Lawachara.

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