In Zimbabwe, Learning Chinese is a Lucrative Investment

The government of Zimbabwe is actively working to promote the learning and integration of Chinese language and culture into the daily lives of its citizenry. In fact, Zimbabwe is now home to the largest number of locally trained Chinese teachers in Africa. Given the burgeoning economic and political Sino-Zimbabwean relationship, and the dominating Chinese presence…

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A New Take on Land Reform in Zimbabwe

Jeannette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart, and Joseph Hanlon’s new book, Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land, presents evidence of smallholder farmers in Mashonaland Province, Zimbabwe making noticeable gains 10 years after the government of Zimbabwe instituted a controversial land redistribution program. Findings detailed in the book seem to echo data from a 10-year study in Masvingo Province,…

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Leila Zerrougui on Children and Armed Conflict

The UN has recently upped the pressure on militias and entities that use child soldiers. Armen Georgian asks the UN Special Representative for Children and Conflict whether these sanctions have had any effect. Leila Zerrougui explains that the biggest challenge is stopping non-state armed groups from using child soldiers, since they are much less vulnerable…

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An interview with Charles Abugre

An interview with Charles Abugre, Director for the African region of the UN Millennium Campaign – the global UN campaign to fight poverty. In this video, we hear about why the campaign is so important to millions around the world and the chance we as a planet have to create a vision for a better, more…

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Africans on the Rise

Asha-Rose Migiro of Tanzania was appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve as a special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. She previously held the post of UN Deputy Secretary General and in Tanzania served in several positions including Foreign Minister. She is a lawyer by training and was a senior lecturer at the Faculty of…

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Where We Must Stand: African women in an age of war

In the next three weeks, thousands of people will converge in New York for the UN’s fifty-seventh Commission on the Status of Women from March 4 – 15. This year’s priority theme is: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, a theme that resonates globally in the midst of war…

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