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African Sexualities

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Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories and artistic expression to examine dominant and deviant sexualities, and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities and femininities
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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

From Citizen to Refugee Horace Campbell
In this elegantly written and incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO's intervention in Libya.
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Queer African Reader

Demystifying Aid Edited by Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas
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China and Angola

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This book focuses on the increased co-operation between Angola and China and shows that although relations with China might have bolstered regime stability and boosted the international standing of the Angolan government, China is not regarded as a long term strategic partner.
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

To Cook a ContinentWalter Rodney
Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices both in the North and in Africa.
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    Features

    Tunisia year five: Caught in a tightening vice

    Samuel Albert (2015-08-12)


    cc HME
    What has the "democracy" so praised by the West and its apologists brought Tunisia? And why does the rise of Islamism seem so unstoppable? The answer lies in the way the two trends reinforce each other, even as they ferociously contend for the country's future.

    Torture and show trials common in neo-colonial Libya

    Abayomi Azikiwe (2015-08-14)


    cc MT
    In the midst of an economic crisis, embattled militia, persecuted citizens and fleeing refugees, the world can only watch as Libya disintegrates further. Can this battered and bruised country be saved?

    A shameful miscarriage of justice

    Theogene Rudasingwa (2015-08-12)


    cc DW
    In June Rwandan spy chief General Karenzi Karake was arrested in Britain in relation to war crimes and death of European citizens. A British court this week dropped his extradition case on technicalities. Karake’s boss, Paul Kagame, and his regime in Kigali celebrated the acquittal, but this turn of events only demonstrates that the nexus of money, power and big interests can override the quest for justice.

    Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil

    Nnimmo Bassey and Vandana Shiva (2015-08-12)


    cc NC
    Soil, not oil is not just an empty slogan but a statement of truth which the world must act upon. Oil is a wasting resource. It has wasted many lives and is now threatening the entire planet.

    My take on corruption: Wole Soyinka

    2015-08-12


    cc SR
    By some estimates, Nigeria’s national oil corporation alone has reportedly lost more than $30 billion in oil revenue to corruption in the last five yeas, equivalent to the gross domestic product of more than 30 African countries. In this wide-ranging interview, Prof Wole Soyinka speaks about the lost potential in Africa’s most populous nation and the hope of creating a new society built on people-based values.

    Why the United Front must immediately form a party

    William Gumede (2015-08-12)


    cc LP
    South Africa’s democratic system, heavily dominated by the ANC, could best be served by a genuinely democratic, mainstream trade union-based party, like Brazil’s Socialist Party. The time for Zwelinzima Vavi's United Front lobby to transform into such a party is now.

    Why the hullabaloo about Cecil, but none about Itai?

    Japhet M. Zwana (2015-08-12)


    cc CH
    The White world has justifiably exhibited intense righteous indignation at the depraved slaying of the 13-year-old lion known as Cecil, whose name conjures up the racist namesake who became the arch-colonialist of Zimbabwe. But why is there no similar international over the likely politically enforced disappearance of prominent activist and journalist Itai Dzamara?

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