In Depth Soapbox

Thu,30Jul2015

Soapbox

The Promises and Perils of Democracy in Africa

Eva M. Clayton. Photo©livingstongroupdc.comThe 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.

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The plight of women and adolescent girls in emergencies

Photo©ReutersThe risk of sexual violence and exploitation of women and adolescent girls increases dramatically following disasters.

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Trapped by the past as they fight for the future

Hard-core Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) supporters are not what they used to be. They sulk around, pretending to be indifferent to the political storm that has turned them from vociferous cheerleaders into powerless spectators.

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Understanding and preventing child marriages

File Photo©Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersTwenty-five years ago advocates successfully galvanised African leaders behind the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The treaty was borne out of a need to promote a rights agenda that was relevant to Africa.

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Charlie: Of cultures and humour

The fact that Charlie Hebdo won't make cartoons about the Holocaust nor would an American director joke about the assassination of his President shows that as sacred as freedom of expression may be it still has its limits.

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I am Charlie #JeSuisCharlie

We, the staff of The Africa Report, stand with our fallen colleagues, their friends and families - all those affected by the attack in the offices of Charlie Hebdo: Ahmed, Elsa, Franck, Frédéric, Michel, Mustapha, Honoré, Tignous, Bernard, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu.

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