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 Anatomy of Zimbabwe's Problems

Anatomy of Zimbabwe’s Problems

"The end state is not clear. Is it simply about a change of government or more so, a change of rulers? There has been a lack of clarity on the political (...)

| September 2006 | 298 views

 Angelina Jolie Discovers Africa

Angelina Jolie Discovers Africa

"It is not what Ms. Jolie said or even the manner she said it that I found troubling, but its very banal familiarity, its brazen simplicity, its (...)

| September 2006 | 550 views

Our people have a long history of self-hatred

Our people have a long history of self-hatred

"Today, our inferiority and regard for foreigners as superior to us is total and instinctive. Indeed, the older our independence gets, the more mentally (...)

| September 2006 | 1584 views

Gender Issues and Trade in Africa

Gender Issues and Trade in Africa

Substantially reducing poverty in Africa will require massive policy shifts, writes Roselynn Musa. This is unlikely to happen unless the voices of women (...)

| September 2006 | 347 views

Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Africa

Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Africa

Friday 25 August saw a UN General Assembly committee approve a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention is the first human (...)

| September 2006 | 265 views

In memory of the heroes of August 18

In memory of the heroes of August 18

"What however makes the August 18 anniversary tormenting is the fact that the promises made by the Kabbah government to erect a bust in memory of those (...)

| August 2006 | 391 views

There is something you can do about Lebanon

There is something you can do about Lebanon

"The history of British colonial domination across (the world) is full of repeats of this pattern of public declarations that ‘we won’t talk to (...)

| August 2006 | 296 views

Christiana Thorpe Needs Our Total Support

Christiana Thorpe Needs Our Total Support

A controversial chieftaincy election has just been held in northern Sierra Leone. This is cause for serious concern because it’s precisely incidents (...)

| August 2006 | 333 views

Airline bomb plot

Airline bomb plot

"Planes, of course, have become weapons of choice for terrorists of many stripes over the years. In 2003 and 2004 there were a series of security alerts at (...)

| August 2006 | 238 views

Christiana Thorpe Should Assert Herself

Christiana Thorpe Should Assert Herself

"There is thus a perception that Miss Thorpe is losing the "command and control" of the electoral process and that she is merely now playing the role of (...)

| August 2006 | 375 views