On Wednesday I watched Beasts of No Nation, the visceral, immersive and harrowing story of Agu a child soldier. The film, released on Friday on Netflix, is unapologetic in its brutality and realism and compels us to respond.
The charity behind one of the biggest viral campaigns in history is to close its headquarters and transfer most of its operations
12 February marks The International Day Against The Use Of Child Soldiers, otherwise known as Red Hand Day. It's an annual commemoration of children around the world caught in conflict but should also act as a reminder that this is a problem that is far from over.
Joseph Kony personally gave orders to units of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo to slaughter elephants and bring him their tusks, according to eyewitness accounts and satellite evidence compiled by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project.
Many actually consider that Africa is a wilderness where there will never be peace. It is also deemed that Africa's children are doomed to live a pitiful existence on earth because it is their 'lot' in life. Up to half of the world's child soldiers are in Africa. Many of these children are abducted at ages as young as 10 or 11 years old, some even younger.
Unruly Media released their Global Viral Video Ads Chart for 2012 this week and it is a once little known Non Profit Organization called Invisible Children that has taken the top spot with over 10 million shares.
A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism
A British pilot who was jailed in Africa on suspicion of mass murder after discovering the victims of an apparent massacre
The Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is investigating judicial officers, probation officers, orphanages
The hunt for Joseph Kony is for Africa what the hunt for Osama Bin Laden was for America, according to an African defence