Tag: human rights

Advancing human rights education in Nigeria

On the side-lines of the 2019 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi spoke to Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, a Professor of Law at the University of Ibadan on the depth of human rights education in Nigeria.

NBA Conference: Béatrice Bullinger on minimising Human Rights abuse in extractive communities

CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi spoke to Anne-Béatrice Bullinger, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Switzerland (MES) in Nigeria on the voluntary principles initiative aimed at protecting the human rights of business communities. Anne-Béatrice Bullinger joins CNBC Africa for more.

Central banks need to take human rights more seriously, here’s why

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and water and the security of their pensions.

Internet shutdowns violate human rights, says ALT Advisory’s Michael Power

The recent high risk security incidents that have occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe have seen the government temporarily shutting down the internet. Social media and cell phone reception had not been working during a critical time of political and economic turmoil in each of these countries. CNBC Africa is joined by Michael Power, Director of ALT Advisory for more on the legality of internet shut downs.

OpEd: What you need to know about Tanzania’s homosexual crackdown fallout

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner plans to set up a squad to hunt down and arrest gay people.

Going to school? Unlikely if you’re a girl in South Sudan, report says

Girls are least likely to be in school in South Sudan, with nearly three-quarters of school-age girls out of the classroom, followed by Central African Republic, Niger and Afghanistan, all countries hit...

Grassroots reporting on youth issues on the eve of the 72nd UNGA

Putting a human face on youth unemployment statistics on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly.

Building institutions for human rights in Africa

Building institutions for human rights in Africa