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South African church delegation returns from occupied Palestine
December 12, 2012
Being South African, it felt like walking into another apartheid ambush. We witnessed violations of the international human rights law and the international humanitarian law on so many levels.
Ghana: The growing wealth gap
July 2, 2012
Booming construction, a burgeoning middle-class, gleaming shopping malls. Ghana's oil-driven economic expansion is transforming the country, but many are being outpaced, slipping further into poverty.
Canada to severely cut foreign aid to Africa
April 25, 2012
Ottawa has announced that it will slash approximately $380 million in its foreign aid budget, cuts that will have a direct impact on many African countries.
"Green Morocco Plan" fails to confront climate change
March 19, 2012
The "Green Morocco Plan" was created to ensure the development of a secure agriculture sector in Morocco. It hasn't turned out that way though.
Nigeria: Not everyone pleased with new vitamin A-fortified cassava
January 4, 2012
The specter of genetically modified organisms has loomed large in Europe and North America and is now being faced in Africa.
Equatorial Guinea ratifies the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa
July 8, 2011
The women of Equatorial New Guinea have much to celebrate following the ratification of the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.
Civil Rights Watch
Newly licensed, Zimbabwe’s newspapers struggle to operate
January 25, 2011
Most newspapers are not publishing, leaving Zimbabwe’s independent media in an anemic state.
Darfur’s special prosecutor admits pursuit of justice obstructed by politics
January 3, 2011
Sudan-appointed special prosecutor for Darfur has acknowledged that efforts to serve justice in the war-torn western region have been overshadowed by the political situation in the region.
International criminal court
A gordian knot of challenges, Africa's large cities under pressure
November 9, 2010
From Dakar to Cairo to Cape Town, Africa's large cities are in trouble, wracked by a host of problems from a lack of clean water and sanitation to bad government and high unemployment.
Land-grabbing: A new form of sharecropping?
September 16, 2010
Foreign land acquisition in Africa undermines the principle of nations' self-determination; support for sustainable local farming to ensure food security needs to be a priority.
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