#034: Held in High Regard

In a spectacular gaffe in the official policy note regarding trafficking of women from Nigeria, the UK Home Office noted that victims of sex trafficking could return to Nigeria “wealthy from prostitution” and “held in high regard”. The comments were met with outrage from human rights advocates, MPs, and the public alike – rightly concerned that the remarks oversimplify the complexity of human trafficking and could be used as rationale to refuse asylum to victims of trafficking.

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Nneoma Nwankwo
#033: Secure Your Wigs...

...because if you are in Tanzania, the government is coming for it. Last week during a budget speech to parliament, Tanzanian Finance Minister, Philip Mpango, announced a 25% tax on imported wigs and extensions and a 10% levy on those made locally, in a bid to promote government revenue.

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Nneoma Nwankwo
#031: Many Ways to Remember

April 7 2019 marked 25 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis, which heartbreakingly lasted from April 7 - July 15 1994. Kwibuka25 (Kwibuka means "To Remember" in Kinyarwanda) commemorates and honors the victims of the genocide and resolves that such an atrocity will never happen again.

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Nneoma Nwankwo