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Nov 8th, 2012
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By Madeline R. Young The South African economy has recently taken a major blow due to a much-reported epidemic of labour disputes in the mining industry. Approximately 50,000 mine workers have gone on strike across companies, with violent clashes leading to injuries and deaths, as well as billions of...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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If you believe that Somalia’s problems can be pinpointed to particular phenomena such as sea pirates or the terrorist group, Al Shabaab, you are being mistaken. Even the Somali clan politics, the warlords, the so-called spoilers of peace, the secessionists in the north and even the downright anarchis...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Motsoko Pheko ‘To restore Afrikan power, Africans must reassert themselves. We have riches of all kinds. We must control our raw materials. We must acquire technology to process these raw materials in Africa and export them as finished goods. We must break free from exploitative relationships w...
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By Hannah Gibson, Africa Research Institute In 1966, two years after gaining independence from Britain, Malawi was declared a republic. For the next 28 years Hastings Banda led the country, and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was the sole legally recognised party. The authoritarian regime passed nume...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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By Desné Masie There’s been a lot of talk these past few months about Africa Rising, for whom and what for. But it’s kind of difficult for the average person to look beyond the sentiment and “promising statistics” to put that in some sort of perspective. To my mind, we need to be thinking about [&hel...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Osman Naway Jalila Khmais Koko is a Nuba woman activist detained eight months ago for calling for peace and helping her peoples fleeing the war in Nuba Mountains to safe places such as the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Jalila’s humble house was overwhelmed by 20-30 relatives in early June 2011 who were ...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Amber Murrey November 6, 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of Paul Biya’s presidency (1982 – 2012) in Cameroon. Celebrations, dinners, galas and voter registration drives for members of the ruling RDPC party (Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais) took place in cities across the country, mo...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Jane Duncan For decades, the ANC has represented the concretisation of significant transformation gains for many South Africans and because of this, mass support for the party has had a rational and objective basis. But this basis is being eroded. It is clear that the ANC does not have a way out of t...
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by John Campbell Security forces confront angry citizens at a roadblock after a bombing in Nigeria 11/03/2012. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) Jacob Zenn, of the Jamestown Foundation, had a response to my November 2nd post Boko Haram Offers Cease Fire Opportunity? He writes: “The “Abu Muhammed Ibn Abdula...
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Nov 8th, 2012
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(AP) — War in northern Mali is inevitable, even if some militants there are now disavowing extremism, the foreign affairs minister of neighboring Burkina Faso said Thursday. Djibril Bassole said Ansar Dine’s recent willingness to engage in dialogue with the Malian government was “a positi...