Jul 9th, 2014
FEMEN took their topless fight for “total victory over patriarchy” to the Tour de France as it zoomed through London. I was told that the group would be in Westminster at 3 PM. Uncertain what bicycles have to do with the oppression of women, I went to check it out. At 3 PM on the […]...
Sep 1st, 2013
(AP) – An opposition leader in Ethiopia says police have prevented his group from staging a rally to demand the release of jailed activists. Yilkal Getnet, who heads the opposition Blue party, said Sunday that police raided their headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday night and b...
Jul 31st, 2013
by Alemu Tafesse The Ethiopian Muslims’ movement, an activism that took too many an observer by surprise when it started, is getting even more promising day by day. It has kept amazing some for its unmatched persistence, size, and visibility. It has startled others for forcefully injecting into the o...
Mar 24th, 2013
ABUJA — Nigeria joined more than 7,000 cities and towns across the world in celebrating “Earth Hour,” a symbolic shutting down of the lights for an hour late Saturday. More than 100 activists also gathered to launch a petition in favor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Bill. These activis...