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Peace is within our grasp in the Great Lakes

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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 2)

"There is good reason for young people in our world today to protest" – Mary Robinson

In part two of their ethical leadership debate, the Elders discuss accountability and governance in Africa, egalitarianism, and the role of protest movements worldwide.

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A first step to peace in eastern DRC?

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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 1)

"To be bold; to have the courage of your convictions; and to think long-term, not short-term or for political expedience; those are characteristics common to good leaders." Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Elders partner with Al Jazeera's South2North programme for a public debate on ethical leadership.

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In Africa, seeking a licence to kill

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Peace, power and patriarchy in Africa’s Great Lakes

“Women can no longer accept peace deals that reward the men who raped them with a position in the army. Impunity only leads to more sexual violence.” Gogo Kavira, eastern Congo

From community leaders and journalists to female army generals, women across Africa’s Great Lakes region are working together to build peace and hold their governments to account. Here they speak out on the struggle for equality, security and justice.