Despite Prince Harry and Meghan happily visiting Tonga and Fiji—two countries carrying the zika virus—it is Zambia that has been falsely tarnished with that label. … More Media reports of Prince Harry’s Zambia visit reveal outdated stereotypes!
… poverty is a political choice. Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so. Resources were available to the Treasury at the last budget … but the political choice was made to fund tax cuts for the wealthy instead. That was the damning verdict of Philip Alston, … More The politics of poverty: the UN’s damning verdict on UK austerity
In 2017 14 million people in the UK were living in poverty with child poverty expected to rise further by 2022. Does the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur make this an international human rights issue? … More Poverty in the UK—an international human rights issue?
The international community should prioritise Africa’s economic self-determination and put in place binding mechanisms to hold multinational corporations to account. … More Self-determination—it’s the economy, stupid!
The UK should introduce a distinct law to hold parent companies to account based on the economic benefit they derive from activities of offending subsidiaries. … More Access to justice in claims against UK parent companies
Britain should do more to provide access to justice for African communities harmed by British companies. A 2015 report concluded that UK companies (including 16 FTSE 100 companies) were responsible for 18 cases of serious human and environmental rights abuses across Africa.
As the world reflects on the passing of Kofi Annan, a new generation of activist musicians face obstacles to enjoying their freedom of expression … More Freedom of expression and Africa’s new activist musicians