Individual Rights: From 17th Century John Locke to 21st Century Widows in Africa

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  • Posted on August 29, 2019

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“Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” – John Locke, Second Treatise of Government. In honour of John Locke (1632-1704), Individual Rights Day is celebrated each year on his birthday, August 29th. Author of both “Two Treaties of Government” and “Second Treaties of Government”…



The Poet: A Life Transformed

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  • Posted on August 23, 2019

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“Oh African Child Trust! Oh African Child Trust! Where can I find your Golden heart? Who made you? For you’re the genesis of my second chance for life.” (Peter Mwesige, 2019) Peter (Uganda) Peter is a budding poet. Reading his poems reveals the heart of this young man itching to tell his story, and what…



World Humanitarian Day 2019

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  • Posted on August 16, 2019

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. Today, all over the world an unprecedented number of people are living through humanitarian crises. Armed conflict, natural disaster, people migration, disease and violent persecution have forced more than 70 million people from their homes and no…



Water, water everywhere, but not enough to drink?

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  • Posted on August 7, 2019

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”Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) Water is this world’s most precious resource, without it life cannot exist. Water is hugely important in religion. The Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) see water not…



Burkina Faso Celebrates Independence Day

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  • Posted on August 2, 2019

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‘The land of people of integrity’ Through a series of complex events, comprising both violent force and alliances and treaties, what is today Burkina Faso had been colonised in 1898 by France. Burkina Faso then gained full independence from France on the 5th of August 1960. To gain independence took over 20 years of unrest…