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Commemorating Gukurahundi

There are many things that Zimbabweans are still too scared to speak about in public and that the government is very keen to keep buried. But the most sensitive issue by far is Gukurahundi – the codename for a brutal military operation in Matabeleland in the 1980s that left over 20,000 civilians dead.

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Tiseke Kasambala's picture

Victory for Activists in El-Salvador: A precedent for Southern Africa?

Despite attempts at best practices by mining companies and changes to laws in some countries, water, soil, and air pollution resulting from mining, industrial and agricultural activities continue to rise.

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Domestic Resource Mobilisation a pipe dream?

Civil society voices have been few and far between, and at best, incoherent in debunking what this means at national and regional levels. It offers an opportunity to mobilise the public and inspire social movements to call (and hold) political office bearers to account.

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Itai Zimunya's picture

Arts for Social Change: High Time!

The political elite have captured states and use their killing machinery to silence the people.

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Ozias Tungwarara's picture

Tanzania 2015 Elections: Failure is not an Option

In many instances election management resembles crises management.

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Patricia Mwanyisa's picture

Of Stereotypes and the ‘Unsound Mind’ clauses

I have learnt that stereotypes are a component of stigma.

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Patricia Mwanyisa's picture

SADC Tribunal: Making waves for the change we want to see

under the 2014 Protocol, citizens are deprived of their right to refer a dispute between themselves and their government to the SADC Tribunal.

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Ozias Tungwarara's picture

Xenophobia in South Africa: A lack of visionary leadership

One of the reasons cited for South Africans’ hostile attitude to foreigners is the causal link between foreigners and the country’s social ills, What's the role of the visionary African leadership in light of the current crisis.

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Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Food Security in Zambia post-2015

While Zambia’s is undergoing rapid development, it still faces food security challenges, but a joint research project is looking at how these can be tackled, looking forward to how countries in southern Africa can achieve sustainable forms of development, as envisaged by the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Ozias Tungwarara's picture

Malawi and South Africa: A tale of two elections

As President Jacob Zuma was being inaugurated as South Africa’s president for a second and final term, his Malawian counterpart, President Joyce Banda was annulling the just held elections.  She cited section 82 (2) of the constitution that provides that the president shall provide executive leadership in the interests of national unity and ordered fresh elections in the next 90 days.

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