Human rights 

Cartoon: United States of Africa — Dream gone with The Brotherly Leader?
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Politics and Society Cartoon: United States of Africa — Dream gone with The Brotherly Leader?

October 20 marks the day former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi was deposed. 11 years on the country is still in chaos despite efforts to put it back on the road to recovery. Before he was deposed Gaddafi pushed the dream for the United States of Africa, which he saw as the only way Africa could develop without Western interference, is his dream dead?

Poverty doesn’t fall from the sky – it is manufactured: A Conversation with Muhammad Lamin and Coumba Toure
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Politics and Society Poverty doesn’t fall from the sky – it is manufactured: A Conversation with Muhammad Lamin and Coumba Toure

Sungu Oyoo sat down with Muhamad Lamin Saidykhan and Coumba Toure, co-ordinators of the Africans Rising movement for Justice, Peace and Dignity, in June 2018 to interview them about the just concluded 55th African Liberation Day (25th May 2018), a date which had also marked the one year anniversary of the launch of this movement.

120 days and counting: Political persecution in Zimbabwe – the case of Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and others
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Politics and Society 120 days and counting: Political persecution in Zimbabwe – the case of Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and others

Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole, opposition MPs, together with 14 other Nyatsime residents have now spent more than 120 days in pre-trial detention. Despite bail being a constitutional right in Zimbabwe, the courts have denied the accused bail five times, raising concerns that they have become victims of political persecution.