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Voices Without Place

There is no democracy without proper representation. The main goal of any participatory democracy is not to enforce a rule of majority, nor allow for an excessive power of any minority but to establish and protect the rights of all citizens. That goal is also a key element in effective poverty fighting, achieving sustainable development and championing social justice. Proper channels for participating in governance must exist to reflect each public voice and allow for proper balancing of the democratic debate.

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Genocide: Pain Unnumbed

The social, political and ethnic complexity of Africa is staggering; the continent’s more than 53 countries and territories houses over 800 nationalities which communicates in over 2,000 languages with 50 of which have more than 1 million speakers each. The related stories, their related history and dynamics of the follow-up reality are far beyond the scope presented by large Western news organizations, such as CNN that typically limits the analysis to a buzzword- and headline-based coverage.

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Angola scraps presidential polls in new constitution

The Angolan parliament has approved a new constitution that will allow President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to extend his three-decade long rule over one of Africa’s top oil producers without a direct ballot. The new constitution, according to Reuters, abolishes direct presidential elections and the head of state will now automatically be the leader of the party with the parliamentary majority.