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Dorothy Masuka and the problem of the state
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Lifestyle Dorothy Masuka and the problem of the state

Following the death of legendary singer-songwriter Dorothy Masuka at 83, Stan Mushava reflects on how she was denied a place both in Rhodesia and South Africa. Similar post-colonial experiences of artists, journalists and activists support the argument that ultimately it must be the role of the African Union and sub-regional bodies to protect free expression, because individual states have narrower minds and temporary interests.

7 Bob Marley Songs on Pan-Africanism, Freedom, Peace and African Unity
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African identities 7 Bob Marley Songs on Pan-Africanism, Freedom, Peace and African Unity

Bob Marley’s culturally powerful, spiritual and socially conscious music has continued to unite and inspire people from across the world. Marley’ songs of African unity, Pan-Africanism, struggle for survival, love, peace, and protest remain relevant and powerful. Here’s our selection of Tuff Gong’s most powerful songs loved across Africa.