What is human security but the totality of all conditions that make a human being feel secure. Philosophers have debated this concept yet the sensible conclusion to be reached is that human security should be about empowering people to realise their full potential. The concept of human security was first developed by the UNDP (United… Read More ETHSA2012: What is human security without women?
Every state has a right to defend its sovereignty and national integrity-yes. Every state also has a right to protect its borders from infiltrators who are a threat to its national security-yes. In so doing, it is hence not only necessary but also prudent for any state to have immigration laws that regulate the ability… Read More Imprisoned prisoners: the double tragedy of refugees in Zimbabwe
Imagine a young woman. I will call her Lily. She lives with her mother and her little boy. A man comes into her life. He can see how she is struggling to make a living, working two jobs to support her family. He courts her and convinces her he is in love with her. He… Read More Trafficked
As I watched the celebrations by the people of South Sudan on their Independence Day, the 9th of July 2011, I could not help but do so with a sense of nostalgia. I listened with a critical ear to the new President of the new Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit swearing his allegiance… Read More Birth of a new nation