SDGs: WHY AFRICAN LEADERS SHOULD NOT “SLEEP ON THE JOB” THIS SEPTEMBER

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World leaders are heading to the General Assembly this September 2015 to decide on how to sustain the world’s development. But at whose expense? Is Africa safe to sit in the back seat of the “solar-powered” bus en route to save the earth from environmental catastrophe? If we are the least culpable in the climate destruction so far, then maybe we should be most vociferous in the consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals that are pro-green and….. that could spell doom for Africa’s own development momentum.  In my latest article, I explain why our (African) leaders should not “sleep on the job” this September at the UN.

Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa

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Like a few others, I don’t support the complete and wholesale embargo on third term-ism (or fourth term-ism et cetera) in presidential tenure in Africa. But this should not come with violence. What if the machinery for peace in a country turns out to be the fuel for conflict? Wouldn’t it help if we no longer looked at African countries as traditional societies in conflict because of ethnicity?  In my article published by the Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis, I explain how Burundi exemplifies the difficulties associated with Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa.

Say Bye to Ebola but Watch its By-product

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Liberia fought a difficult battle with Ebola and won. But not without sustaining scars. As the world celebrated the end of Ebola in the country, I called for cautious optimism, which in retrospect, was a valid concern after all; there was another scare after the 42-day period of zero cases. Kindly follow the link below to read that article with the Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis.

Goodbye Ebola, Hello Caution

4th Edition of Peace Quarter; A Quarterly by PCY Fellows

PCYThe 4th edition of “Peace Quarter” is here; a quarterly written by PCY Fellows. This Edition is going BROWN as we pay homage to earth.

This edition of Peace Quarter presents the wonderful projects that fellows are implementing as they work towards important global targets of cultural heritage exchange, leadership and peace. These are good examples of what youth can do to help make our world better.

As a member of the editorial team, I am pleased to share it with you.

Download the full newsletter here: PeaceQuarter_4_july2015_v0.3