Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Home is the absence of war.” Refugees talk of their longing for home

TweetToday is International Refugee day. It’s a day when officials visit refugee camps and refugees are made to sing and dance and look happy. It’s a day when they are supposed to express their gratitude to those who give them … Continue reading

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Young woman sentenced to stoning by a local court in Sudan

TweetHala Alkarib (Regional Director, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa) On April 22 a young woman in Sudan, Intisar Sharif Abdalla, was sentenced to death by stoning,  accused of Zina (adultery). She is married and mother to three … Continue reading

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North Kivu – another tragedy unfolds

TweetLucy Hovil With somewhat predictable familiarity, we witness another round of violence and another round of displacement in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. Make no mistake: what is happening in North Kivu has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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A new prosecutor for the ICC: more of the same or a fresh start?

TweetDismas Nkunda Tomorrow, June 15, Madam Fatou Bensouda will be sworn in as the new prosecutor for the ICC taking over from Luis Moreno Ocampo whose term has ended. Mme Bensouda takes up this high profile position at a time … Continue reading

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Uganda: the wrong transition?

TweetLucy Hovil Since the ICC Chief Prosecutor identified Uganda as a situation of concern in 2003, Uganda has become internationally recognised as a country in transition from conflict to peace. And the showpiece of that transition has been the issuing … Continue reading

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International justice for sale?

TweetDismas Nkunda In October last year when the late President of Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika, invited indicted Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for the Comesa summit in Malawi, the world was in an uproar. The reason was simple. Malawi was … Continue reading

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Justice matters in Africa

TweetJustice matters in Africa? What forms of justice meaningfully transform communities, societies and states? What does justice look like for those living with injustice? What does justice look like for a refugee who has been exiled for decades and feels … Continue reading

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