UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 2015 (IPS) – As she prepared to leave office after more than three years, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane painted a dismal picture of a conflicted world: it is “not the best of times for disarmament.”
On 14 April, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 275 girls from their local school in Chibok, Nigeria. It was the Islamic extremist group’s largest abduction in a long campaign of kidnappings and it generated global headlines at the time, with even the likes of Michelle Obama speaking up on their behalf. One year on and most of the girls – Open Doors sources say 232 – remain missing, government assurances have come to nothing, and Boko Haram’s violence in the region has intensified. Continue reading Nigeria: On first anniversary of Chibok kidnapping, 20 parents have died→
On this Global Day of Action on Military Spending Pax Christi International expresses deep concern about the scandal of excessive military spending in a world where human and ecological well-being are in dire need of investment.