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A picture of an Egyptian protester during the 2011 Egyptian revolution holding the Egyptian flag. Photo by Kodak Agfa, Wikipedia Commons.
A picture of an Egyptian protester during the 2011 Egyptian revolution holding the Egyptian flag. Photo by Kodak Agfa, Wikipedia Commons.


Egypt: A Dream Deferred – OpEd

By Kristen McTighe For Egyptian youth who took to the streets in 2011, Alaa Abd El Fattah was an icon of the revolution. Police arrested the blogger and activist, then just 23 years old, for protesting under former autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Since then three governing authorities have risen to power and Mr Abd El Fattah […]

Obama speaks on Iraq. Screenshot White House
Obama speaks on Iraq. Screenshot White House


Iraq, Libya, Syria: Three Reasons African Americans Should Oppose US Intervention In Africa – OpEd

By Ajamu Baraka Mass slaughter, rape, torture, pillage, perpetual war, cultural degradation, creating social divisions, psychological manipulation – the essential tools employed by Western powers to establish their 522-year domination over many of the peoples of the world – are still being used with frightening efficiency and effect to maintain that dominance. Just over the […]

Force Publique soldiers from the Belgian Congo in World War II. Photo Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
Force Publique soldiers from the Belgian Congo in World War II. Photo Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.


Democratic Republic Of Congo: Rumble In The Belgian Bungle – Analysis

By Carol Jean Gallo Four countries share borders with the Kivu provinces: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The conflict in North and South Kivu is often described simplistically as a struggle between rebels (often supported by neighbouring countries), the national military and armed local “self-defence” forces. According to this narrative, the conflict began in the […]

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Migration And Africa: On Urgent Need To Think Beyond The Nation-State – Analysis

By Marco Zoppi Many contemporary issues afflicting Africa — my mind goes to political persecutions, lack of economic opportunities and the so-called ethnic conflicts – derive from one great analytical obstacle which is seriously limiting our capacity to elaborate proper solutions: the sanctioning of the nation-state as the first and foremost instrument to regulate the […]