Kumi Naidoo

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Human rights advocate and former secretary general of Amnesty International Kumi Naidoo. File image: Tobias Hase/AFP/Getty Images.

The global capitalist system and an associated patholgical illness called “affluenza” is the biggest threat to humankind rather than coronavirus or fl(...)

People shout slogans as they march on the streets demanding the ruling military cede power  to civilians at a demonstration in Khartoum. Photograph: Umit Bektas

Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Sunday to call for an immediate transition to civilian rule, in the biggest mass demon(...)

A review of workplace culture at Amnesty International found bullying and public humiliation were routinely used by management at its international secretariat in London.

Amnesty International has a “toxic” working environment, with widespread bullying, public humiliation, discrimination and other abuses of power, a rep(...)

Migrants  at Malakassa refugee camp, some 50km north of Athens, where about 700 refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Closing borders and turning away refugees will cause bigger problems for countries long-term, the chair of Ireland’s NGO association Dóchas has said. (...)

 Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the  White House after its adoption  at the World Climate Change Conference  (COP21). Photograph: Dennis Brack / EPA

World leaders have hailed the 11th-hour climate deal reached in Paris on Saturday, claiming it provides the “best chance we have” of saving the planet(...)

US president Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12th, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has praised a new global deal to combat climate change adopted by nearly 200 nations. Speaking from Washington, Mr Obama s(...)

French foreign affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, president-designate of COP21,  on a giant screen as he speaks at the final session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

As the Paris COP21 accord with its unprecedented collective global response to climate change was being ratified on Saturday evening, it was inevitabl(...)

Three environmentalists wear polar bear costumes as they take part in a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

The draft Paris climate agreement represents “the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to Kumi Naidoo, executive director at Greenp(...)

Oxfam activists  wearing masks depicting some of the world leaders outside the climate conference venue in France. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Frank McDonald in Paris Whatever the outcome of the Paris climate conference, environmental activists have vowed to step up their campaign again(...)

International aid agencies and environmental groups have hailed Pope Francis’s “game-changing” message on the need to protect the environment and tackle climate change. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti.

Ireland’s Catholic primate Eamon Martin and former president Mary Robinson are among many who have extended an enthusiastic welcome to Pope Francis’s (...)

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