Tag: leaders

Mozambique: Terrorism Nothing to Do With Religion, Say Moslem Leaders

May 13, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged the country’s moslem community to become involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and against terrorist violence in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In a message marking Eid-Ul-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Nyusi praised “the principles and values of Islam”,

Africa: G7 Leaders Know What Needs to Be Done to Prevent Famines, but Will They Act?

May 6, 2021
Today’s G7 meeting is a potential gamechanger for preventing famine in crisis countries if world powers step up There is no shortage of food in the world today, yet hunger levels are rising. While global food production increases, hunger afflicts more people now than at any time since 2015, when governments around the world agreed

Africa: Five African Presidents Join Global Leaders in Climate Talks

April 25, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta is among 40 participants in an ongoing Leaders Summit on Climate convened by United States President Joe Biden. From Africa, Mr Kenyatta was invited alongside President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Ali Bongo of Gabon and Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari. The summit, a two-day virtual

Africa: Greenpeace Africa Reacts to the Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

April 23, 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 April, 2021 — With the US President Joe Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit’ underway and five African Presidents at the table, Greenpeace Africa is highlighting what leaders in Africa and around the world need to do to stay true to the Paris Agreement and protect the continent’s rich biodiversity and thereby the global

Africa: Leaders Celebrate Centenary of Longtime Unesco Head Professor Amadou Mahtar Mbow

March 19, 2021
Dakar — Africa’s heads-of-state are joining prominent members of Africa’s intelligentsia to mark the 100th birthday of Professor Amadou Mahtar Mbow by chronicling his contributions as the first black African to head Unesco and many other achievements. “The person whose centenary we are celebrating today is a fighter, a leader who can inspire all generations

Mutual Care Modeled by Government Leaders

February 21, 2021
At a recent town hall in Wisconsin, President Joe Biden charted a sharp change in direction for America’s political culture, telling his audience, “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people.” Put another way, for the

Africa: Kenya’s President Calls On African Leaders to Harmonise Covid Protocols

January 2, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to prepare harmonised COVID-19 protocols that will ensure participants are safe during the African Union meetings scheduled for February next year. President Kenyatta emphasized that the protocols will determine whether the African Union (AU) meetings will be virtual or physical

Africa: ‘African Leaders Are Not Thinking Right’ – Thomas Mapfumo

December 23, 2020
Zimbabwean music maestro Thomas Mapfumo channeled his revolutionary rasp and talked tough about Africa at the third edition of African Crossroads. The Chimurenga music legend was the headline performer and guest of honour at the event which was screened from seven hubs on December 10 and 11. His prerecorded set included liberation-era songs while his

Organizing for affordable housing in the South

September 17, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a “Southern Voices” oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The latest installment features stories about organizing for affordable housing. For more stories

Brown v. Board of Education – Its Historical Importance – Benjamin Hooks

December 17, 2014
Brown v. Board of Education The legal history leading up to Brown v. Board of Education is explained by former NAACP leader, Benjamin Hooks. The point that I am trying to make is that the leaders the civil rights local did something thinking. Somehow the thought has been put on us that we just marched and demonstrated.  It was not marching