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The man in the mirror – Thabo Mbeki’s legacy

Thabo Mbeki is no hero. Neither is he the worst leader to emerge from the ranks of the African National Congress. A son of the liberation movement to a fault; an idealist who is romantic about Africa, and a vessel of complexity – now, that he is. Mbeki turned 75 on Sunday. As birthday wishes continue pouring in for the statesman, we reflect on his leadership. Will he cringe as he recalls some of his missteps or remain grandiose about his unfinished African Renaissance chapter?

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Viral Video shows Somali and Ethiopian Migrants and Refugees being held and abused by Libyan gangs

African migrants and refugees travelling to Libya are being frequently abducted, tortured, sexually exploited and made to engage in forced labour. The people smugglers and criminal gangs are using social media to broadcast the abuse and violence they inflict on African migrants in their captivity and to demand ransoms (ranging from US$ 8,000-10,000) from their families back home, the UN says.

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Who will protect the whistleblower in Zimbabwe?

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a policy that gives incentives to whistleblowers who provide information that ultimately results in the recovery of looted money or the successful prosecution of wrongdoers. However, the Zimbabwean government faces a difficult task convincing its citizens to speak out. After all, the Zimbabwean people have seen their government preside over corruption for decades.