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[Independent (Lagos)] Abuja/Jos -Perhaps emboldened by assurances from the international community and cooperation from friendly neighbouring...
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[Nation] The Association of Spirits Manufacturers of Kenya has gone to court over the destruction of property in the campaign against illicit alcohol.
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[IRIN] Birmingham -After being granted refugee status in Europe, most refugees are keen to reunite with their families as soon as possible, but...
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[IRIN] Oxford -Imagine that you have to flee your country and, for whatever reason, you cannot take your family with you. After a long and perilous...
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[Malawi24] New evidence has emerged that implicates senior members of the Malawi ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and other cabinet...
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[News24Wire] A post mortem examination of the body of South African national Harry Wakeford, who was killed in an armed robbery at a campsite in...
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[Cameroon Tribune] President Muhammadu Buhari made the call last weekend after more than 200 people died in a wave of Boko Haram attacks.
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[SciDev.Net] Increasing secondary school attendance in Botswana slashed HIV infection rates of adults, with the greatest drop among women, a study...
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[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe is Monday afternoon expected to announce a new cabinet, ending weeks of speculation.
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[The Conversation Africa] Ghana has made significant progress in reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during labour and after...
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[Fahamu] Promises to fund and deliver decent education, nutrition and boost agriculture have often been made. Africa's people have been made so many...
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[Nation] National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and four lawmakers have cautioned US President Barack Obama against asking Kenya to embrace same-sex...
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[News24Wire] The nephew of President Jacob Zuma and grandson of former president Nelson Mandela are being investigated by the Hawks in connection...
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[Al Jazeera] Twin bomb attacks have hit a crowded mosque and a restaurant in the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing dozens, according to officials.
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[News24Wire] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has reappointed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to continue his mediation work in...


We are pleased to announce that on July 4, 2015, our Founder and CEO
UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker led an

Forest Whitaker, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of WPDI, Actor, gave a

On February 4, 2015, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health

The ultra-durable One World Futbol, a soccer ball that never needs a

South Sudan | 5 February 2015


January 15, 2015  more than 600 civic, business and philanthropic

In the winter of 2012, WPDI provided our key partner in

  • The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) extends to

Whitaker’s international influence is not limited to Hollywood. He’s

In South Sudan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

A speech about the conflict in South Sudan and how WPDI is helping to

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker visited Findley Elementary in Des

Forest Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, was at Des Moines' Findley

Forest Whitaker returns to inspire Des Moines students

People Magazine, “Forest Whitaker Uses His Start Power to Fight for

RTT News, “Forest Whitaker Honored for His Civil Rights Work in Uganda

United Nations Radio, “Forest Whitaker launches peace organization in

Zain Company, “Forest Whitaker visits Zain South Sudan offices to

“A Message from UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker on Peace in South Sudan”,

Ericsson website, “Peace Initiative launched in Mexico with Forest


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