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Brexit, Coloniality and Democracy – an African perspective on Britain’s exit from the European Union
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Politics and Society Brexit, Coloniality and Democracy – an African perspective on Britain’s exit from the European Union

EU policies towards Africa and the rest of the Global South are unhelpful to the ordinary African. It is against this backdrop that we must see Britain’s EU referendum and use what we have already seen the EU do to its poorer member countries to craft more critical and useful thoughts on how Africa can respond to developments such as Brexit.

Namibia: Remembering the Cassinga Massacre-38 Years Later
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Politics and Society Namibia: Remembering the Cassinga Massacre-38 Years Later

Today Namibia commemorates Cassinga Day, a sad chapter in the country’s fight for liberation from the ills of the apartheid regime. On 4 May 1978, more than 600 people were massacred by apartheid South African soldiers in southern Angola at Cassinga camp. We pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the massacre, and remember the sacrifices made. We look at other cross-border raids, where refugees and liberation fighters were massacred.

Africans with weird names
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Lifestyle Africans with weird names

In countries like South Africa and Namibia, names usually have a meaning. They usually signify the event or circumstances surrounding a child’s birth or they represent the parent’s wishes and hopes for a child’s future. The introduction of English names for black people, however, has produced some hilarious results