No short cuts to lasting peace in Tigray, but each day of silenced guns is a small victory for humanity

29 January 2023 – Mukesh Kapila First released 26 January in The Daily Maverick The Ethiopian Federal Government and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) confounded the sceptics by signing the 3 November 2022 Pretoria “agreement for lasting peace through a permanent cessation of hostilities”, followed by agreeing to implementation modalities in Nairobi on 12 November 2022. Why didContinue reading “No short cuts to lasting peace in Tigray, but each day of silenced guns is a small victory for humanity”

By halting aid over Afghanistan’s absurd gender rules, agencies let the Taliban win

Mukesh Kapila – 17 January 2023 First published 12 January 2023 on The National News Photo by AFP via The National News Should we stop funding all education in Afghanistan because the Taliban prohibited girls from school? To seek an answer was why I was in Afghanistan in 1997. This was during the first coming ofContinue reading “By halting aid over Afghanistan’s absurd gender rules, agencies let the Taliban win”