Get and Read The Scholar Magazine Issue 30
Get and Read The Scholar Magazine Issue 30

Law and Human Rights

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 5, 2022. African heads of state pose for a group photo during the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly. PHOTO/VOA News.

Silencing the Guns: Will AU Security Council support roadmap implementation?

This March, the Council is anticipated to carry an honest discussion on peace and security in Africa to debate the nexus between the African Union (AU) initiative Silencing the Guns in Africa and advancement. Silencing the Guns is...
Since when the armed youth from Jonglei State invaded the Greater Pibor Administrative Area community, over 700 families have been displaced in Pibor town, according to a local religious leader. PHOTO/Courtesy.

2022 wrap-up: Civilians bear brunt of ethnic conflict in Pibor

Local authorities in Pibor Administrative Areas have confirmed the killing of 56 people and wounding of 17 others in an ethnic violence between armed youth from the administrative area and Jonglei State, South Sudan. The...
Abduction has been the main tactic used to capture children and conscript them into the rebel armies. PHOTO/Reuters.

How recruiting children into wars decimates future generations

In many armed conflicts around Africa, children under 18 are recruited and used in armed conflicts, either by the national armed forces or other armed groups in Africa.  These children bear the pain and life's...
Congolese citizens fleeing war between Congolese forces and M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo in May 2022. When such conflicts erupt, women and children bear the bigger portion of the brunt. PHOTO/AP.

Why underreporting conflict-related sexual violence is catastrophic

Every year, the world commemorates the International Day of Elimination of Sexual Violence Against Women in Conflict. According to the United Nations (UN), the aim is " raise awareness of the need to put an...
Ms Awadifo Kili, a Lawyer and Author. She advocates for human rights, among other issues surrounding human life and dignity. PHOTO/Courtesy.

On modern-day slavery in the Gulf

According to a study by Abu Dhabi Dialogue, a forum on migrant labor, the number of domestic workers surges each year. This is because thousands of new domestic workers head to work in the...