Challenges and Imperatives of Climate Finance

Written by: Lydia Nyachieo COP26, the 26th annual global climate summit hosted by the UN, concluded on November 12th after two weeks of intensive negotiations. Even though many civil society actors – including country delegates, climate activists, scientists and indigenous groups – had high hopes for this conference due to the increasing threat and devastation…

Power Play Along Ethnic Lines: The Tigray Conflict Explained

Written by: Lydia Nyachieo Thursday, November 26 marks the day Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commenced the “final stage” of the government’s military offensive in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray against the fighters of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). After giving the Tigray fighters an ultimatum to surrender that expired on November 25th,…

Economic Justice in Africa – Why We Should Pay Attention to President Addo’s Speech on Poverty

Written by: Lydia Nyachieo On September 25th, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the general debate at the 74th UN General Assembly. Aside from talking about the importance of education, the transformative power of technology, and global inclusivity, one of his main points addressed poverty. Specifically, President Addo argued how “unfairness in the economic order undermines…