Horace G. Campbell (2015-03-05)
c c CP Another multinational military deployment in Libya is being suggested, following the spread of ISIS violence to parts of that country. But the world must not be railroaded into another UN-supported deployment of troops to back Western military and economic interests in Libya. There should be clear opposition to proxy wars in Libya and for the UN to expose and expel Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia from their mischief-making in Libya.
Relatives of Mandela, Kathrada, Sisulu, Dadoo, Naude, Chikane and other stalwarts speak out (2015-03-05)
c c SJP It is the Israeli Apartheid Week in South Africa. The children of celebrated liberation heroes have come out to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, denouncing the Jewish state’s brutal colonial occupation of Palestine. The campaign is supported by 85 South African organizations and institutions.
Civil society groups ask for release and disemmination of findings to aid peace process (2015-03-05)
c c AU A coalition of 76 civil society organizations from within and outside Africa has written to the African Union seeking immediate publication of the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), whose findings they believe will make a critical contribution to the the peace process in the war-torn nation.
Peter Kenworthy (2015-03-05)
c c AC A life-sentence in prison, torture and no medical treatment is the price Sidahmed Lemjayed and 22 of his fellow Saharawis have had to pay for fighting for independence and against the exploitation of resources in their homeland, Western Sahara.
Chief Charles A. Taku (2015-03-05)
c c WWG Debate about the quest for justice following the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago continues. A former defence counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) adds his voice, responding especially to former Prosecution official Alex Odora-Obote’s defence of the Tribunal.
Evans Rubara (2015-03-05)
c c IPPTanzania’s general elections are set for October 2015 and the liberation party CCM that has ruled since independence already has 20 presidential aspirants. One of them is the young and ambitious January Makamba, whose announcement to stand for presidency has caused some excitement in the land. What chances does he have?
Douglas Schorr (2015-03-05)
c c IEC As the British Empire travelled around the globe, annexing land and enslaving people, bloodshed was always closely followed by cricket. It is for this reason that cricket has the power to bring people and nations together and it is for this reason that this legacy, left behind in the greedy and brutal pursuit of power and wealth, can be considered a gift. The Cricket World Cup is under way in Australia and New Zealand, 14 February - 28 March, 2015.