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Slavery in Africa is still alive
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Politics and Society Slavery in Africa is still alive

You would think that a continent which was on the receiving end of the terrible trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 16th to 19th centuries would have learnt its lessons. Not so for Africa, where Maafa (Swahili for “great disaster”), as the slave trade used to be called by some African scholars, is still alive albeit in a slightly different shape

THINK AGAIN: The real value of the Zimbabwe torture ruling
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Politics and Society THINK AGAIN: The real value of the Zimbabwe torture ruling

Investigating crimes against humanity is a notoriously complex, slow and expensive business.
Zimbabwe meets both these criteria. Basic human rights have been something of a luxury there in recent years, and particularly in 2007 – the year in which the crimes against humanity that SAPS must now investigate were allegedly committed.