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Africa Day: A Reflection On African Unity And Solidarity 48 Years Later

Apart from a Michael Essien’s Africa 11 versus World 11 charity soccer game held in Accra, Ghana to promote peace in Africa, the official celebration at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa and similar functions in a number of African states, the 48th Anniversary of Africa Day came and went without much interest and notice by many Africans in the African continent and diaspora.

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Democratic Uprisings Brutally Suppressed In Many African Countries

Northern Africa is not the only part of Africa where uprisings are taking place. In countries like Swaziland, Gabon, Cameroon, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso we’ve seen massive student uprisings and worker demonstrations brutally suppressed in most cases. Editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News Firoze Manji talks to the Real News Network about what’s happening in Southern Africa.

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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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Isle of Peace into Pieces: A Call To Disarm

The haunting omen of violence started 2011 with a common thread of police brutality in Tanzania and Tunisia. Under the shameless guise of “law and order”, this cloudy predicament stretching above Africa threatens to erase all the remaining traces of peace as a claim to fame. Never since the days of Habib Bourguiba has Tunisia seen such a wanton disregard for human life from it’s security forces. A parallel is felt on the other side of Africa, in Tanzania. These two countries, relatively unknown for large scale unrest, are plagued by a hideous manifestation of totalitarianism …

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Tunisia’s President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali Forced Out, Flees to France

Tunisia’s President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been forced out of office by a mass movement characterized by widespread protests and anti-government demonstrations. Ben Ali is only the second Tunisian president since the country won independence from France and has been in office for 23 years.  Until recently, Tunisia was considered a beacon of stability in the Maghreb, but a state of emergency was declared in the midst of nationwide protests over unemployment, rising food and housing prices, corruption, and authoritarianism.
The official death toll in almost a month of violence …

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Winter Holiday’s Slavery

Seeing New York City in December must feel like being transported to another world for some Africa-born visitors when visiting it for the first time. And it is not about snow: Africans from parts of Morocco, Tunisia, Lesotho, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa might be well familiar with it.