by Sana Afouaiz - 02 March 2015
Empowering women is not only a natural human right to achieve, but also a crucial economic objective to ending poverty and boosting economic development.
Let’s go back over the past few years. The incredible work of women's movements across the world has brought some positive changes. Countries started to recognize the fact that it is necessary to meet the needs of the other half of the population (women) which is left out of education and work, and, in addition, excluded from decision-making.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:41
by Sana Afouaiz - 01 January 2015
Do the African governments establish any national plans to confront the economic crisis facing their youth? Are Africans in Diaspora a forgotten element of the African economic development?
Who should be blamed? The foreign colonization? The African governments? Or the youth themselves?
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:42
by Ruth Aine - 01 February 2015
As I write this the United States is going through one of the worst snow storms ever in recent history. I was in Bremen on the weekend and we woke up to snow for the first time in a long time in this city. Heading towards the airport hours later, signage had already been put up indicating to people where to pass and which roads to avoid. Workers which I believe were from the City Council were busy pouring ‘salt’ onto the snow to melt it and allow for easy movement of cars and pedestrians. What was and is visible is that the authorities were prepared - even after not having as much snow in over five or so years. This is the case with economies that are reliable.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:29
By Aya Chebbi - 01 January 2015
Rose Wachuka a Kenyan lawyer and an International Affairs scholar spoke to Aya Chebbi FFD’s blogger about her views on climate change.
Rose is a Steering Committee member of the Global Young Greens (GYG). She is also the Strategic Advisor on Programs and Partner Relations at Kenya Young Greens. Rose prides herself in the fact that the Green principles are focused on ensuring that women and minority rights are protected. Rose is the co-founder of the Voice of Women Initiative and a blogger, building a platform that would inform the world about African values, democracy, green principles and the value of peace. Her blog is called Green Background.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015 13:46
by Ruth Aine - 01 January 2015
Vast expanse of uncultivated land, a lot of fresh air, huge large farms and green vegetation on virgin land: this is what you get, if like me, you managed to travel upcountry for the holidays or to the ‘village’ as it is known in Uganda. As we drove through these areas, I couldn’t help think to myself as I noticed how much potential we have in our land resources. There is so much green – very little settlement in these urban areas.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 13:52