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News

Our news section is for important commentary and news that doesn’t fit under one of our Global Issues. Sometimes we use this space to comment on major current events, and sometimes we use it to cover conferences or share interviews we’ve snapped up. We also share news from our project team here.

 

  • Nigeria Has Decided

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    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, elected a former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari as its new president. Mr. Buhari defeated the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in a tightly contested March 28 election. This was the first time since 1999 that a sitting government in Nigeria is defeated in an election. President […]

  • The threat of ISIS and Italy’s fear of others

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    Picture: Lampedusa by Noborder Network, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)   In the light of recent expansion of the Islamic State in the zones of Tripoli and Tobruk, Italy became the next frontline country in the crusade against Islamic extremism. Rome fears terrorist strikes, calls up for a NATO intervention, but […]

  • Empowering Change Makers to Communicate Better

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    Our Future Challenges blogger Ruth Aine Tindyebwa from Uganda was invited as a social media coach by the Siemens Foundation to join the foundation’s communication workshop for non-profit organizations in Jinja, Uganda. In 2013 the Siemens Stiftung (foundation) held the first ever empowering people. Award. The main aim of the […]