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Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General-designate of Amnesty International, is a former executive director of Greenpeace International.
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Governments around the world are engaged in a series of talks that could fundamentally alter how the movement of people across borders is managed....
Drilling deep mistakes in the Arctic
Drilling deep mistakes in the Arctic
Nuuk is a long way from my hometown of Durban, and the Arctic is a long way for an African to come to campaign about climate change. Yet, here I...
Speaking to power
Speaking to power
There are occasions when it makes sense to be on the inside, when it makes sense to suit up and reach out to the captains of industry for some...
Time for South Africa to stand up for its ideals
Time for South Africa to stand up for its ideals
When President Jacob Zuma assumed the reins of office in May last year, his inaugural address echoed the promise made by former president Nelson...
Poverty: Words are not enough
Poverty: Words are not enough
Panicked emails bounced from Blackberry to Blackberry in the world's wealthiest countries last week. But when the smoke clears, traders and bankers...
A fighting chance
A fighting chance
When 23,4million people around the world stood up and spoke out against poverty and inequality on October 17 as part of the Global Call to Action...
Silence is not an ethical option
Silence is not an ethical option
When the cloud of apartheid still hovered over our heads, an atmosphere of fear pervaded the country, pushing its way into the thoughts of every...
Civil organisations should come clean
Civil organisations should come clean
With increasing influence, status and resources on the part of civil society groups also comes the burden of increased public accountability.
Civil organisations should come clean
Civil organisations should come clean
With increasing influence, status and resources on the part of civil society groups also comes the burden of increased public accountability.