Why South Africa must collapse after Mandela’s death

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Why South Africa must collapse after Mandela’s death

Last week Monday a friend walked into my office brimming with excitement. He asked me a bizarre question – rather smirkily, I might add – “How do you think apartheid ended?”

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Kikwete-Museveni to Meet Over East African Federation

November 17, 2013 3:31 pm0 comments by:
Kikwete-Museveni to Meet Over East African Federation

Kampala-President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kiwete, will meet at the end of this month to try and resolve the differences that have emerged in the process of fast tracking the East African Federation.
The meeting which is scheduled to take place on 30th of this month in the Ugandan capital Kampala stems from the rift that has emerged as Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda sideline Tanzania in the implementation process of the joint East African integration projects.

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Deputy Minister in Ghana has been fired for aiming for $1m illegal profiteering

November 10, 2013 10:28 am0 comments by:
Ms Victoria Hammah

On Friday 8th November, 2013, A Ghanaian deputy minister for communication was fired by president Mahama for aiming for $1m (£600,000) illegal profiteering. Ms Victoria Hammah was quickly fired because she was caught gossiping on tape that her main aim in politics is to get this meagre amount of money. The tape was secretly recorded by her driver. About 24 hours when the tape was leaked, the president did not hesitate to fire Victoria without any forensic investigation or authenticity of the tape. But her voice has been actually recognised and it would be very difficult for victoria to defend this claim. Most Ghanaians thought it was a good step […]

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Nyerere Letter to Reagan uncovers why Tanzania Influence on Foreign Policy is not new

November 8, 2013 9:01 pm0 comments by:
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau greeting President Nyerere of Tanzania arriving for the Commonwealth Conference, Ottawa, 1973.

In this article we feature Nyerere letter dated 07 June 1982, a letter which shed a light on Tanzania influence on global politics and diplomacy since its independence.

Also in this letter, Nyerere highlights the key points of his discussion with Lieutenant General Vernon Walters who was a U.S. deputy director of the CIA, and ambassador to the UN who conveyed Reagan message in Dar-Es-Salaam.

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Ghana President: This is just the beginning of my governance and I will soon get to higher gear to spearhead development of the state.

October 26, 2013 12:32 pm0 comments by:
Ghana President: This is just the beginning of my governance and I will soon get to higher gear to spearhead development of the state.

President John Mahama of Ghana says his critics should be patient with his government because he will change from slow gear to higher gear to spearhead development of the nation.
On Friday 25th October, President Mahama told a gathering at Awutu Senya in the Central Region of Ghana that he will soon change to 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear to develop the Nation.

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Should South Africans hate themselves and hate Malawi more?

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Should South Africans hate themselves and hate Malawi more?

It doesn’t take a lot for President Jacob Zuma to upset South Africans, and (it appears) indeed the whole continent. Whatever the source of contempt for President Zuma, it appears to cloud our judgment completely.

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A practical review of: Nyerere Freedom and Unity: A selection from writings and speeches

October 14, 2013 12:17 pm0 comments by:
A practical review of: Nyerere Freedom and Unity: A selection from writings and speeches

s we mark NyerereDay in Tanzania, there are loads of thing that we remember about Mwalimu Julius Nyerere- the conscious of Africa. The briefness of this article cannot allow us to mention thousands of his praises. In short, Mwalimu worked extremely hard for the freedom and liberation of not only Tanzania but also Africa as a whole. He was unselfish, sacrificial, and realistic.

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Head of Uganda Red Cross Society Implicated in Smuggling

October 12, 2013 4:27 am0 comments by:
Head of Uganda Red Cross Society Implicated in Smuggling

Kampala-The head of the Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS, Michael Richard Nataka, is in trouble over allegations of smuggling and tax evasion. Nataka’s trouble stems from suspected smuggled goods that the police, recently seized from his residence in Munyonyo, a Kampala suburb. Officials of the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA and the Police stormed his residence and seized suspected contraband goods estimated at more than 800 million shillings. The officials allegedly found the items being offloaded from the vehicles. According to the police, the goods that were mainly construction materials had been disguised as property of the Uganda Red Cross Society to evade taxes. Uganda Red Cross Society is by law exempted from […]

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How ethnic factors fuel conflicts in Central and East Africa. An ACMM interview with Dr Patience Kabamba conducted by James Hall

October 7, 2013 1:57 am0 comments by:
Dr Patience Kabamba is currently an Assistant Professor of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York, having spent several years as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg. Dr Kabamba has intensive ethnographic experience concerning new social formations that emerge when states disintegrate in war-torn Africa: Burundi, the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda. His theoretical interests are the dynamics of conflict, new state formations, transnational trade networks, ethnicity, and global political and economic governance.

In this exclusive Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor (ACMM) interview, Dr Patience Kabamba discusses ethnicity and conflict in Central and East Africa. Dr Kabamba has intensive ethnographic experience concerning new social formations that emerge when states disintegrate in war-torn Africa: Burundi, the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda. His theoretical interests are the dynamics of conflict, new state formations, transnational trade networks, ethnicity, and global political and economic governance. Mr Kabamba, thank you for speaking with us. Might we begin by asking for a background in ethnic studies and how ethnicity relates to conflict situations in Central and East Africa? How did you develop an interest in this field? What are your current […]

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South Africa: Young womanly bodies, underage sex and adolescent pregnancy

October 3, 2013 3:54 pm0 comments by:
PICTURE - UNFPA

Since the advent of its current constitutional dispensation in 1994, South Africa has, at least in law, done away with patriarch systems of morality that dictate to women how to live their lives or to carry their bodies.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa entitles women to equality before the law and a right to equal protection and benefit of the law (section 9). Women have inherent dignity and a right to have their dignity respected and protected (section 10).

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