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Pambazuka News Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.

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    Burundi on the brink

    Jean Claude Nkundwa and Jonathan W. Rosen (2015-04-29)

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    Burundi is burning. If the UN, the international community and the African Union don’t act quickly, and prepare to intervene if necessary, the small East African nation could explode into a full-scale civil war that will destabilize the entire Great Lakes region.

    The April demon

    Karl-Chris Nsabiyumva (2015-04-29)

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    Despite the sharp salience of ethnicity in Burundi’s politics historically, the ongoing disturbances are not about that. They centre on one issue: the people are protesting against violation of their Constitution by a greedy and dumb political class.

    Baltimore and the human right to resistance

    Ajamu Baraka (2015-04-30)

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    Race and oppressive violence have always been at the center of the US racist colonial project. It is only when the oppressed resist that they are counseled to be nonviolent like Martin Luther King – by murderous warmongers like Barack Obama.

    Emmanuel Sithole is dead

    Mary Serumaga (2015-04-30)

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    At times like this you can almost forget the good and gentle South Africans you have met over the years. The slow Sunday brunches after a foray into the Mall when everybody calls you ‘My sister’…

    Xenophobia requires root-cause critique and strategic resistance

    Patrick Bond (2015-04-30)

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    Mere ‘be-nice’ appeals and marches will not address the root causes of xenophobia in South Africa. Jacob Zuma’s ANC government is at fault not only for neoliberal, pro-corporate, job-killing policies, but for tightening immigration regulations, compelling refugees to live under illegal informality. That requires resistance.

    Bitter boy who shames his father and his people

    Bandile Mdlalose (2015-04-30)

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    President Zuma’s son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes’ odious legacy of dividing Africans.

    Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?

    Eddie Cottle (2015-04-29)

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    The ruling party vocally supports the struggle for freedom and justice of the Palestinian people. But South African Jews – in flagrant violation of the law – have enlisted in the Israeli armed forces that have committed wanton crimes against humanity in Palestine.

    The Bandung Diamond Jubilee: Time for a new world order

    Mammo Muchie (2015-04-30)

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    April 18, 2015 marked 60 years since that historic day that began South-South Afro-Asian collaboration for decolonisation, development and freedom. As we commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Bandung Conference, it is important to build more hope in the ongoing quest for a new inclusive world.

    Canada: Afrikan petty bourgeois in bed with conservative Mayor John Tory

    Ajamu Nangwaya (2015-04-29)

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    The only supreme quality of Tory that was left unexpressed by these endorsers-cum-cheerleaders is his ability to walk on water or raise Bob Marley or Claudia Jones from the realm of the ancestors.

    Where is Black America?

    Francis A Kornegay Jr (2015-04-29)

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    The African-American political establishment within Obama’s Democratic party constituency appears to be ‘missing in action’ instead of acting as a core base of support for Obama’s attempt at a complicated resetting of Middle East policy.

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