In a joint postion paper, AEFJN and partner organisations call on the European Commission to adopt legislation, imposing European business to adopt supply chain due diligence. Read the Position Paper here
At the African bishops meeting of SECAM in Kinshasa, the Bishops called upon the political leaders of the continent to work not in their own interests, but for the benefit of the entire African population. Read the Homily
Few people are aware that a group of women – calling themselves the Peace Women, dressed in colourful lappas (Liberian cloth), bright white t-shirts and white headscarves, were instrumental in bringing peace to Liberia. Their story, which begins with the simple act of sitting along the streets for months under the hot sun or torrential rains of Liberia, led to the exile of alleged warlord Charles Taylor in 2003, now awaiting his verdict in The Hague.
A research is being done on how Internet can improve the life of women and of the population in general. It can be used to connect with job opportunities, such as projects that large companies can do with employees based in remote locations.
African academics are backing a drive to establish closer research and higher-education ties between countries on the continent to boost its development. The new initiative aims to make Africa's scarce resources go further by encouraging distance learning, agreeing on universal teaching standards, and sharing research equipment between networks of excellence.
2010: The Year of Peace and Security in Africa was launched this week at the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
The Year of Peace aims at giving new impetus to the efforts for peace and security on the continent. In 2010, AU member states will seek to accelerate the implementation of commitments and instruments to promote safety. They must also build bridges between official efforts and initiatives of civil society to promote peace and security.