Victim-Activated Landmine Abolition Act of 2006

Landmines and other weapons that do not distinguish between combatants and innocent civilians have been declared inhumane by the international community for nearly 15 years. Since the 1990s, the United States has not exported, produced or used victim-activated weapons. However, … Continued

Catholic Church Considering Change to Stance on Contraceptives

The Catholic Church may be reconsidering its ban on condom use in all circumstances, recognizing the moral predicament faced by HIV-positive spouses, especially in Africa. At the end of April, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, a senior Vatican official, announced that … Continued

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade

So often we hear the phrases “free trade” and “fair trade”  intermingled with economic reform and world trade talks. Which is better and why? What do these terms mean for Africa? Our consumerism makes a very big impact on developing … Continued