By reporting allegations of sexual assault committed by predatory white UN peacekeepers against Black African women and girls as “consensual sex”, the media presents Black bodies as “sites for white expressions of sadism and sexual perversion”, and reproduces stereotypes informed by white supremacy.
The Advantages – and Drawbacks – of Presidential Term Limits as a Tool for Building Democracy in Africa
In Africa, campaigns for presidential term limits often lead to prolonged conflict, transition to democracy, civil society action and opportunities for opposition parties to overcome fragmentation.
Zimbabwe urgently needs a grassroots movement and network of Internet freedom fighters dedicated to defending privacy and digital rights during Zimbabwe’s 2018 transition season and after Robert Mugabe’s departure.
UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 9,000 people in Haiti. Before leaving office in December, former UN Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility.
Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20, 2017. In his inauguration speech, the new president raised the spectre of a dystopian “American carnage” full of “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation” and “crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.”
Last week, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Chicago and delivered his grateful farewell to the American people. Read the full text of Obama’s farewell speech as provided by the White House.