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    Perspectives on Emerging Powers in Africa: December 2011 newsletter

    Deborah Brautigam provides an overview and description of China's development finance to Africa. "Looking at the nature of Chinese development aid - and non-aid - to Africa provides insights into China's strategic approach to outward investment and economic diplomacy, even if exact figures and strategies are not easily ascertained", she states as she describes China's provision of grants, zero-interest loans and concessional loans. Pambazuka Press recently released a publication titled India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power, and Oliver Stuenkel provides his review of the book.
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    Transitional arrangements for Zimbabwe

    SADC Council of NGOs

    2008-07-09, Issue 387

    SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO), Southern African Trade Union Coordinating Council (SATUCC) & Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCISSA), representing broad membership in all SADC member states, are deeply concerned that the developments in Zimbabwe grossly undermines the regional community’s efforts to achieve regional integration and go against the spirit and objectives of the SADC Treaty.

    Zimbabwe - The mark of Cain

    Henning Melber

    2008-07-03, Issue 385

    The struggle was not only against unjust minority rule. It was also about the struggle for democracy, human rights, civil liberties and, most importantly, the necessary material redistribution of wealth to allow all these other values to become social and political reality for the broad majority. Once these goals were betrayed by a new post-colonial elite, solidarity by activists internationally needs to be re-positioned. We now have a responsibility to protect and support those were cheated and denied the fruits of freedom. We have a responsibility to support those who now continue to seek emancipation from new forms of oppression and totalitarian rule, writes Henning Melber.

    Demand free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

    Kofi Annan et al

    2008-06-19, Issue 382

    Prominent African leaders from across civil society have issued a public call for an end to violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe ahead of the presidential run-off elections at the end of the month. In an open letter signed by former heads of state, business leaders, academics and leading campaigners, the group calls for appropriate conditions to be met so that the second round of the presidential election is conducted in a peaceful and transparent manner that allows the citizens of Zimbabwe to express freely their political will. ====

    Unspoken trauma of women in Zimbabwe

    Miriam Madziwa

    2008-06-05, Issue 378

    In addition to the psychological trauma of sexual violence, Miriam Madziwa argues that the violence is likely to have an adverse effect on women's participation in politics into the future.There is haunting weariness in Precious Zhove's eyes as she recounts events leading to her fleeing her home in

    Zimbabwe: Stop the violence!

    Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights

    2008-05-13, Issue 370

    Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights issued this statement concerning escalating cases of organised violence and torture, and the intimidation of medical personnel.

    Zimbabwe – who can halt the slide to inevitable violence?

    Sam Kebele

    2008-04-15, Issue 362

    Sam Kabele looks at the fault lines along which violence in Zimbabwe is traveling and calls for solidarity the Zimbabwean people

    SADC and AU - Deploy a peace keeping mission to Zimbabwe

    Young Communist League

    2008-04-15, Issue 362

    The Young Communist League of South Africa [YCLSA] had sent its delegation to Zimbabwe as observers in the recently held elections. The purpose of the mission was to make our own observation independent of various observer missions....

    Zimbabwe: IFJ demands release of foreign journalists held in raid

    International Federation of Journalists

    2008-04-08, Issue 360

    The International Federation of Journalists today accused the authorities in Zimbabwe of intimidation of journalists and called on the authorities to allow media to report freely as tension mounts following the elections for President held last Saturday....

    Urgent petition to SADC heads of state - Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe Civil Society Organizations

    2008-04-03, Issue 359

    Inordinate delay in announcing results is of grave concern to civil society: We the undersigned Civil Society groups whose names are listed below have found it necessary to send this urgent petition to your Excellences in order to save our country from potentially sinking into complete anarchy if election results are manipulated.

    Ndjaména grieves her dead as Franco-Africa rejoices

    Koulsy Lamko

    2008-03-19, Issue 357

    For Koulsy Lamko, France is at the center of war in Chad. He argues that France's central presence in Chad is only facilitating the continued fleecing of resources by a corrupt Idriss Derby government. The rebel leader, he concludes is only vying for a slice of the national cake

    Kenyan Human Rights Activist Pinpoints Reforms to Resolve Crisis

    L. Muthoni Wanyeki

    2008-02-12, Issue 344

    L. Muthoni Wanyeki, executive director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, recently spoke to AllAfrica.com about a wide range of aspects of the crisis that erupted over Kenya’s disputed presidential election.

    Kenyan Women's Movement and the Political Process

    Juliana Omale-Atemi and Rosemary Okello

    2007-12-17, Issue 333

    For Juliana Omale-Atemi and Rosemary Okello the electoral landscape mirrors that of the Kenyan society at large, a reason therefore for the struggle of women empowerment to continue after the elections.

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