50 Trailblazers Under 50 – A Future Made in Africa!

The New African Magazine has set apart 50 individuals under the age of 50 who are breaking ground, making Africa proud and propelling the Continent into a future of great hope. The team at Africa speaks 4 Africa (AS4A) congratulates Salim Amin, Founder and Chairman of A24Media, AS4A’s host, along with the other 49 movers and…

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African Liberation Day 2013

African Liberation day, May 25, 2013, was marked with meetings and reflections in all parts of the Pan-African world, from Kingston to Abuja and from Kampala to Accra. But it was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the current heads of state held their celebration. Many international leaders including the Secretary General of the United Nations…

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Challenging Militarized Masculinities

It is not that ‘masculinity’ generates war, as the question has been put, but rather that the process of militarization both draws on and exaggerates the bipolarization of gender identities in extremis. Amina Mama writes from the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in Belfast. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Zimbabwe: Women Debunking the Myth of ‘Merit’

In preparation for Zimbabwe’s forthcoming general election, the use of quotas to increase women’s occupation of political office remains one of the most effective tools for countering the patriarchal barrier to women of ‘merit’, says opposition MP Jessie Fungayi Majome. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Big Question: What Role Should Technology Play in Africa’s Development?

Technology is the touchstone of development. Acquiring advanced technologies helped boot-strap China and India out of the economic doldrums in a generation. Across Europe and North America, it’s maintained the West’s economic, social, cultural, political, and military leadership. Yet for decades, Africa was perceived as having been left behind. Now, as mobile technology spreads across…

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The Egyptian Opposition: From Protestors to Revolutionaries? Maha Abdelrahman

The failure to translate the momentum of the heady days of the January 2011 protests in Egypt into an effective revolutionary force is closely related to the organisational forms adopted by oppositional movements. This poses broader questions for social movements worldwide, argues Maha Abdelrahman Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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