Month: February 2019

We change Africa with our Voices

Uncomfortable Conversations

They say nothing stays hidden under the sun. One day you’re having a conversation about something unrelated and all of a sudden a deep family secret, or even just a truth that nearly everyone else but you knew is revealed. This was how Jessica found out that she had been circumcised as a child.

ARDA Staff Gives Peace Talk to Youth

ARDA staff were invited to give a talk about peace and the dangers of Fake News and Hate Speech to young people at the 13th Tri-Adepoju Memorial Lecture and Peace Summit in Lagos, Nigeria. Our Project Coordinator, Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola and Program Officer, Ajemina Ogan represented ARDA at the event, with Ms. Ogan giving the talk…
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Radio and Peace: two sides of a coin

In a prison in the West African country of Mali, journalist Hassan Ngeze serves a 35-year prison sentence. His crimes include conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide; complicity in genocide; and crimes against humanity (persecution, extermination and murder). Ngeze was one of the key figures behind the Rwandan genocide.…
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ARDA Staff Speaks at Social Media Week

Our Project Coordinator, Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola spoke at the 2019 Lagos Social Media Week on a panel entitled “A Thousand Lives: How Stories Affect Social Change.” The panel was coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter).