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Zimbabwe: Union chief faces flak over Mugabe speech

2007-07-20, Issue 313

Zimbabwean police summoned a leader of the country's main union organisation to answer charges on Thursday that he called for President Robert Mugabe's overthrow in a May Day speech, the movement said. While there was no immediate comment from the po...

Mobile phones for social justice: Call for expressions of interest


2006-12-07, Issue 281

Mobile phone technologies have taken Africa by storm. The technology has raised new possibilities for activism by human rights and social justice organisations and for service delivery in fields such as health care, banking and agricultural information....

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2006-02-09, Issue 241

EDITORIAL: Femnet’s Christine Butegwa analyses what hope the ICC will bring for Darfur’s women COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: - Can protocols and legislation really be an effective weapon against gender discrimination? Asks Janah Ncube about SADC gender po...

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2006-02-02, Issue 240

EDITORIAL: Can trade in the era of globalisation be ‘just’? We introduce a series of articles on the topic of trade and justice. COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: - Charles Abugre on plugging the leakage of Africa’s resources - Manu Herbstein, author of ‘Ama,...

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2006-01-26, Issue 239

EDITORIAL: Haiti: A coup regime, human rights abuses and the hidden hand of Washington COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: - Africa and the WSF: From Bamako 2006 to Nairobi 2007 - Ugandan aid cuts: Good riddance to ‘phantom’ aid - Open source: Changing the rul...

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2006-01-19, Issue 238

EDITORIALS: Hopes are high that a new wave of women leadership will result in real changes for the life of African women. But will it? Salma Maoulidi investigates the case of Tanzania...

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2006-01-12, Issue 237

EDITORIAL: Gerald Caplan examines Rwanda and Darfur, drawing some conclusions on the lessons that haven’t been learnt COMMENT & ANALYSIS: - Msia Kibona Clark investigates the relationship between African Americans and the ‘new Diaspora’ of African...


2005-10-27, Issue 227


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2005-10-20, Issue 226

EDITORIAL: “We will wait here, we will die here. We have no other place to go.” Sudanese refugees are into the third week of a protest in Cairo, Egypt...

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2005-10-06, Issue 224

EDITORIAL: Issa Shivji on development discourse from colonial to neo-liberal times COMMENT&ANALYSIS: - Protocol on the Rights of Women conference builds power for women’s rights - Using the law to realise women’s rights - Negotiation as a tool f...

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2005-09-29, Issue 223

EDITORIAL: There’s lots of rhetoric but little cash for human rights, notes Vinodh Jaichand COMMENT&ANALYSIS: Three inspiring stories from the DRC, Argentina and The Philippines on how SMS is being used to confront power - Issa Shivji critiques t...

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2005-09-08, Issue 220

In search of MDG progress In September 2000, 189 world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration. They committed to "free all men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty". In pursuit of this noble end...

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2005-09-01, Issue 219

EDITORIAL: Capitalism has presided over some horrific genocides, notes Jacques Depelchin COMMENT&ANALYSIS: - Shola Oshodi discusses gender and development - People in rich countries are being lied to about the causes of African famine, says Judi...

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2005-08-04, Issue 218

EDITORIAL: - A new campaign seeks to put an end to political disappearances in Africa, write Polly Dewhirst and Ewoud Plate - Pambazuka News comment: Why did the G8 and international agencies say and do nothing about the crisis brewing in Niger du...

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2005-07-28, Issue 217

* EDITORIAL: Kepta Ombati and Ndung’u Wainaina unravel Kenya’s contradictions to explain what’s behind the current constitutional crisis * COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: Africa’s wound has festered for too long. Charles Abugre says it’s time for the bleeding...

Featured this week: Focus on the G8

2005-07-06, Issue 214

EDITORIAL: - Helping Africa shouldn’t be so much about making poverty history, as making the looting of Africa by rich countries history, argues Firoze Manji - Operation Murambatsvina - sweep out the trash – has torn through Zimbabwe like a Tsuna...

Approaching the heart of a raging fire

Firoze Manji


2004-04-01, Issue 150

This 150th issue of Pambazuka News is dedicated to the international mobilisation on Remembering Rwanda. This marks the 10th anniversary of a human catastrophe of gigantic proportions that led to the massacre of nearly a million people in Rwanda in ...

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