The Obama Administration along with other American leadership, especially my former colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, have a duty to the birthplace of humanity, writes Eva M. Clayton, former representative of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of North Carolina.
- Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili
Africa has a combined coastline of over 47,000 km, and with that a vast ocean resource and potential new economic frontier. However it is under threat and in decline, writes Obiageli 'Oby' Ezekwesili.
- International Federation for Human Rights
20 July marked the first time in the history of Africa when a former Head of State faced a court on the continent accused of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes. It took fifteen years to prepare for the trial of Chad's former leader, Hissene Habre, whose bloody regime prosecuting judges say killed thousands. The once feared Habre is being tried in Dakar, Senegal. Below is a timeline of the fight to bring him to justice.
- Petina Gappah in Geneva
Bootleg handbags and pirated films keep informal economies going so African governments turn a blind eye to counterfeiting. Could they do more though to protect the continent's traditional knowledge? Zimbabwean IP lawyer and novelist Petina Gappah looks beyond the labels.