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Digital divides: Considerations on access to the internet as a human right in Rwanda

Written by Elizabeth Button This article is republished with permission from Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). For more information, see Consultancy Africa Intelligence. On 20 August 2013, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social networking website Facebook, stated his belief that “[internet] connectivity is a human right.”(2) His proclamation, which was part of a wider proposal to connect the next […]

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Education access entitlement: The right to schooling for young women in Tanzania

Education access entitlement: The right to schooling for young women in Tanzania By Elizabeth Button This article is republished with permission from Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). For more information, see Consultancy Africa Intelligence. Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for claiming her right to education, celebrated her sixteenth birthday on […]

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Honor Killing from Egypt to the West: The Demise of “Western” Arab Women

By: Chinwendu Erondu In many societies it is deemed as a great tragedy when children and young adults die prematurely. It is also condemned when adults are responsible for intentionally or unintentionally harming youth. However in some societies the act of murdering one’s child or relative is completely justifiable, and is regarded to be in […]

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‘The Terminator’s’ reign of terror terminated, for now

By Daniel Donovan When I heard the news that Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda—nicknamed ‘the Terminator’–had waltzed in to the U.S. embassy in Kigali to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, my initial reaction was that of apprehension. Having focused my Master’s degree on conflict resolution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

Nigeria’s battle for the northeast more than just Boko Haram

Since Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency of 14 May 2013 in response to the three years of Boko Haram insurgency in the north-eastern provinces of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the country has seen the realities and difficulties of fighting a determined rebel group that utilizes brutal tactics to terrorize and control the population. […]