Sam Peters


FGM Abolition Leads To Female Empowerment In Rural Kenya

Founded in 2012, the grassroots women’s rights charity Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF) works to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and gender discrimination in rural Kenya. I spoke to co-founder Sayydah Garrett about the foundation’s mission and the inspiring changes it has wrought within Samburu and Maasai society. Sayydah’s […]


Grassroots The Key To Ending Female Genital Mutilation 1

Earlier this month on 6 February, the global humanitarian community celebrated International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Officially established by the United Nations General Assembly, the day promotes awareness of the practice of FGM and lobbies for its total elimination. Aimed at ending FGM within a […]


‘A Seed Sown Among Thorns’: Tshisekedi’s DRC One Year On

After a year in power, is the presidency of Felix Tshisekedi fated to fulfil the old adage: ‘plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’? 900,000 refugees and 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in a state of flux within Congo’s borders. A nationwide measles epidemic that has killed 6,000—double the […]


Liberté, Egalité…Complicité? Is French Foreign Policy Undermining Peace in Libya?

Following the Berlin summit, serious questions remain concerning French involvement in Libya. Do French interests align with UN resolutions and can President Macron remain committed to promises on domestic security whilst toeing the international line? Present at Sunday’s summit were Fayez al-Saraj, prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National […]


Human Life Subordinate To Geopolitics In Libya’s Increasingly Volatile Civil War

Just prior to a Berlin-based summit aimed at negotiating peace in Libya’s deleterious civil war, optimism surrounding a potential accord was significantly diminished by the intransigence of the conflict’s principal warring factions. Called to an impromptu meeting in Moscow on Monday 13 January, even the strong-arming influence of Russia and […]