There is no conclusive evidence that the death penalty deters crime, and countries where the death penalty has been abandoned did not, in general, record a rise in crimes. And again, even the best justice systems have sentenced innocent people to die.
- Friday, 06 November 2015 17:26
- Andy White, Coordinator - Rights and Resources Initiative
In Liberia, many rural communities are on edge as encroaching economic development projects that force families off their land continue to worry the countryside. But this could pave the way for the West African country to address the emotive land tenure issue and empower its people.
- Saturday, 10 October 2015 07:01
- Antoinette H. Condobrey
In an internet world where our lives play in front of everyone's mirror, information is proving itself as an out-of-control, feral reflection accessible by all. A click is all it takes to make or break. Yet many continue to downplay the dangers of the ever-blurring line between public and private, like popular Ghanaian journalist and news anchor, Nana Aba Anamoah, who appears to have paid a price that has divided the internet community.
- Friday, 02 October 2015 12:47
- Noel Oettlé, Drynet
A new catch phrase, "Land Degradation Neutrality", is being brought into play with increasing prominence, with the intention of using the concept to ensure continued ecosystem functionality, broadly speaking. Yet what it delivers potentially locks communities out of their own lands and ultimately provides a licence for unfettered degradation.