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Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?
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African identities Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?

Culture and tradition have long been used as a means of shutting down debate on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on the continent even as the most vulnerable members of our society continue to suffer because of our chronic inability to engage with these matters. The context we live in has made it clear that regional bodies can no longer ignore issues such as abortion, safe sex and violence against sexual minorities as these are issues facing the majority on the continent today

What’s really wrong with the state of journalism?
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Politics and Society What’s really wrong with the state of journalism?

The need for balanced and accurate reporting about conflict situations in Africa is more crucial than ever. Surveys done in the run-up to World Press Freedom Day showed that government repression against the media has dramatically increased the threats faced by journalists. In many cases, local journalists facing repression in Africa are the most vulnerable as they lack the support of large media houses and international organisations

The Angola-Portugal connection: a relationship of mutual dependency
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Politics and Society The Angola-Portugal connection: a relationship of mutual dependency

In recent years, more than 100 000 Portuguese have immigrated to Angola in hope of a better life. The Angolan economy is booming while times are tough in the former colonial power. This article reflects on this phenomenon and the implications of the newly found confidence of Angola’s elite vis-à-vis the former colonial master

South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing illegal African migrants
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Politics and Society South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing illegal African migrants

The irony of Zuma’s Freedom Day speech was not lost on European diplomats. Zuma is wont to criticise EU policies towards Africa as neo-colonial. Now he finds himself in a rather uncomfortably similar predicament – as the object of sharp criticism for mistreating desperate African migrants. ‘Welcome to our world,’ said one of those diplomats, wryly