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Zarina Geloo | Jan 16th, 2014

For ten years while in opposition, Michael Sata talked about a Constitution that would be enduring, people-driven and would meet the aspirations of all Zambians. In 2011, his Patriotic Front (PF) party won the elections partly because of...

Louise Redvers | Jan 16th, 2014

The announcement that Angola plans to enforce laws banning street trading is another example of ham-fisted policy application by a government that has lost touch with its people and their basic needs.

Richard Lee | Jan 16th, 2014

In a recent column entitled Southern African elephant corridors blocked by poachers, Don Pinnock paints an alarming picture of the threats facing...

Marta Martinelli | Jan 15th, 2014

The 2007 Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) is one of the main frameworks for Africa-European Union (EU) relations. It was intended to end the unbalanced...

Pete Muller | Jan 10th, 2014

In societies across the world, men are the overwhelming perpetrators of violence. Owing to this reality, and its horrific consequences for victims, there has been a collectivisation of men as agents of havoc. The brutality of their...

Elias Isaac | Dec 13th, 2013

A new global transparency standard for oil and mining industry revenues promises to bring transformative benefits to citizens across the world but not in Angola, if big oil in the USA gets its way.

Jennifer Gatsi ... | Nov 28th, 2013

On 4 November the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights passed a resolution condemning the practice of coerced sterilisation of marginalised women, including women living with HIV. ...

Elias Isaac | Nov 22nd, 2013

The leaking of a confidential dossier detailing the kidnapping, torture and murder of two Angolan activists, who have been missing since May 2012, has confirmed our worst fears about the barbarity and inhumane nature of a government that...

Innocent Isaac | Nov 14th, 2013

OSISA and the African Leadership Centre have just run a course in Lusaka on Leadership and Society. We asked the participants to send us their thoughts

Theresa Kasawala | Nov 14th, 2013

Malawians should brace themselves for even tougher times ahead after donors under the Common Approach to Budgetary Support (Cabs) decided to suspend budgetary aid to the government estimated at K160 billion (US$400 million) until they...

Percy Zvomuya | Nov 14th, 2013

At the rate at which Simon Bright is churning out films about African rulers, the filmmaker might soon get the moniker of 'chronicler of power'. After his 2011 documentary, Robert Mugabe…What Happened?, Bright has moved down south to...

Franz Viljoen | Nov 13th, 2013

We have just launched the first issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY). Drawing inspiration from the European Yearbook on Disability...

Ruendree Govinder | Nov 13th, 2013

This free ebook from the Nonprofit Network will guide you through the process of choosing social media platforms and developing an effective online media strategy.

Levi Kabwato | Nov 13th, 2013

I’m one of the many Android users who recently installed the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) application on their phone. Big deal. Doing this as I did, however, on the day Germany and Brazil were introducing a draft resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age at the...

Nov 08th, 2013

The need for dialogue on the status of men who have sex with men (MSM) in relation to access to health, and HIV and AIDS 

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