By Willy Mutunga, The writer is Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court Nelson Mandela belonged to that exceptionally rare and endangered breed of the African elite that broke vernacular barriers to build a Rainbow Nation. With considerable effort and remarkable foresight, he harnessed diversity into a common nationhood.… Read More
Virunga ready to Rumble for #MuhammadAli, The Greatest
Crucial to Ali’s connection to civil rights workers was their shared sense of urgency. Activists who were putting everything on the line, including their lives, could relate to Ali, who risked just about everything he had when he refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War. As Mississippi organiser Lawrence Guyot put it: “We were… Read More
To Save Virunga: We Need Extraodinary Leaders
The Elders: “If we are to seize this historic opportunity, avert climate catastrophe and move towards a carbon-neutral world, extraordinary leadership is required at all levels – political, business, faith communities, young people, women, civil society – to change the narrative on climate change and deliver transformative progress. World leaders must be bold, restore trust… Read More
Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions! Fight for Virunga!
“A sustainable future for humankind depends on a caring partnership with nature as much as anything else.” Nelson Mandela World Parks Congress, 2003 . Protected areas … offering solutions Humanity faces two immense and interrelated problems; the global extinction of species and human-caused climate change. We are in the middle of a global extinction… Read More