Women and security policy: Representation rising, but parity far off
22 February 2020 | 9:33 am
Wherever war, fighting, and conflicts are discussed, women are usually in the minority. This is also the case at the Munich Security Conference, but women's networks are working to ensure their voices are represented.
Gunmen have killed dozens of people in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Villagers in Kaduna and security forces in Sokoto state have fallen victim to suspected islamists and criminal gangs. Also on the show: In an industry dominated by men, we bring you a report on the women workers changing the landscape of the Central African Republic. Finally, we take a look at one of Libya's cultural jewels: Leptis Magna. An archeological site shunned by tourists due to the country's insecurity.
US military leaders defended the end of the war in Afghanistan but called the conflict a "strategic failure." General Mark Milley warned that terrorist groups could reform within 12 months and attack the US.
Ethiopia is holding the second phase of its belated elections this week. However, the embattled Tigray region remains excluded from the polls which has already handed a majority to the ruling Prosperity Party.
How do you investigate human rights abuses in your own country as a civil war rages in part of it and where there are inevitably abuses happening on both sides? Daniel Bekele, head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, admits that the job is not easy as he works alongside the UN to investigate abuses in the country's Tigray region. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
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Military attacks are once again punctuating the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia. But government officials have not acknowledged a fresh offensive, which Tigray forces say began last week.
One year after #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria, police have warned against a repeat to mark the anniversary. The largest protest in Nigeria's history ended after the army reportedly killed at least 12 demonstrators.
Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
Villagers count the dead after gunmen from a suspected criminal gang attacked the village market in Goronyo in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto state, killing 43 people.
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