Monday, 03 November, 2014
Namboka Ireneo Omositson

Fifty years is not a negligible duration when one is contemplating how long something that should be changed, has gone on for. This tends to be especially true when the change in question should be made by the other person.

Friday, 13 December, 2013
Sam Pono

Sam Pono from South Africa writes a farewell to Nelson Mandela, whose quality of life makes us believe that 'yes we can'.

Sunday, 08 December, 2013
Michael Henderson

At his treason trial 50 years ago Nelson Mandela told the court, ‘During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an idea which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.’

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Antoine Jaulmes

The recent terrorist attack in Nairobi poses the same riddle as 9/11: what did the terrorists want to achieve? No positive answer comes to mind. Antoine Jaulmes writes about the futility of violence and challenges policy makers to look at better ways of investing in security.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013
Mark Boobbyer with Sir Quett Masire

Mark Boobbyer, head of South Africa's historic Tiger Kloof school, writes about the school's work to produce leaders for the future who are grounded in the ethics of service and integrity.

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012
Jean Brown

In the last week a video campaign called Kony 2012 has gone viral. At the time of posting this article, over 27 million around the world have viewed it on YouTube and many more on Vimeo and other video hosting sites. The campaign, by US-based 'Invisible Children' calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army, who is indicted by the International Criminal Court. Jean Brown from Australia, who is in touch with peacemakers in the areas impacted by Kony, writes.

Friday, 06 January, 2012
Claude Bourdin

Thanks to the international farmers’ meeting organised by the Rwandan Initiatives of Change team, in November 2011, I was able to make a third trip to Rwanda and meet with people who are warm-hearted, generous, hard-working and forward-thinking despite the ever-present traces of the past.

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Zahra A Hassan

Zahra A Hassan, Director of Women of the Horn and Project Co-ordinator of the Somali Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD), has found a passion in working for change at many levels in her community - including initiatives to end the practice of female genital mutilation.

Wednesday, 13 April, 2011
Ann Njeri

Kenyans are being duped into letting those responsible for the 2007/2008 post-election violence escape justice, writes Ann Njeri Ndiangui.

Friday, 01 April, 2011
Nombulelo Khanyile

Nombulelo Khanyile from South Africa gives a personal perspective on the changes taking place on her continent.