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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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    Features

    SA xenophobic attacks: A view from below

    Abahlali baseMjondolo (2015-04-15)


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    The attacks on African migrants in South Africa are connected to oppression of poor black people in general. To prevent the poor from organizing and standing up to their real enemies, the state is tacitly encouraging violence against foreigners.

    The political significance of South Africa's protests

    Jane Duncan (2015-04-15)


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    Is the end of global capitalism starting from South Africa? With its high rates of protest and record strike levels by global standards over the past decade, South Africa is a weak link in the global capitalist chain. A national organisation to harness this revolutionary fervour could change the world.

    Universities as sites of struggle for South Africa’s promise

    Dhiru Soni, Ahmed Shaikh, Anis Karodia and Joseph David (2015-04-16)


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    South African universities are a microcosm of the society. Recent events at these institutions are symptomatic of a wider social malaise deriving from failure of social transformation and incomplete reconciliation and restorative post-apartheid justice.

    No oil drilling in Western Sahara

    243 organisations from around the world want the UN to condemn Morocco's colonial oil plans. (2015-04-15)


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    A huge global coalition is calling on the UN Security Council to make sure that no oil drilling takes place in Western Sahara until the Saharawi people have had the chance to exercise their right to self-determination and have freely and fairly decided the political status of their homeland.

    Which path to liberation?

    Evans Rubara (2015-04-16)


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    Nonviolence or armed uprising? The question about which approach is the best path to liberation from oppression remains ever-pertinent in social movements struggles; and the two paths are often intertwined. The thoughts of Frantz Fanon and Paulo Freire shed some light on the debate.

    Interrogating term limits

    Mathias Hounkpe (2015-04-16)


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    Across Africa, there is often the argument by regime supporters that the constitution should be amended to extend the rule of the incumbent because he is doing a splendid job. Of course opponents of the regime reject this. But, objectively, should “successful” leaders continue in office indefinitely for the good of the people?

    US-Cuba: Photo-op with a warmonger

    Finian Cunningham (2015-04-15)


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    The mere fact that a US leader - the first in 11 consecutive presidents - should condescend to shake the hand of the Cuban head of state is not really anything to get too excited about.

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