Where is the Money for “Sweet Mother”? A Conversation with Muadi Mukenge

Two months ago, women and women’s rights took center stage as the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with speeches, panel discussions, marches and song. AS4A had the opportunity to speak with Muadi Mukenge,  at the Commission on the Status of Women on IWD and we’re pleased to share her insights on the importance of…

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Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse for Justice, Peace and Health

Congo’s women survivors, standing in solidarity with Dr Mukwege and his staff at Panzi hospital, have become donors to their own cause and catalysts for deep social change.  Who is standing alongside them and the hospital patients to ensure that their transformative work continues?  Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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African Civil Society

Are We Stewards, Co-owners or Just Tenants Occupying the Social Justice Space for a While? The social, political and economic reality in Africa has changed tremendously over the last fifty years. In 2012, for instance, we witnessed three peaceful political successions in multiparty regimes following the death of three heads of state.  Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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A Name is More Than the Tyranny of Taste – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Prize winning writer, poet, and playwright Wole Soyinka gave the keynote address at the CODESRIA-Guild of African Filmmakers- FESPACO workshop on: Pan-Africanism: Adapting African Stories/Histories from Text to Screen, which ran from February 25-26, 2013 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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In Zimbabwe, Learning Chinese is a Lucrative Investment

The government of Zimbabwe is actively working to promote the learning and integration of Chinese language and culture into the daily lives of its citizenry. In fact, Zimbabwe is now home to the largest number of locally trained Chinese teachers in Africa. Given the burgeoning economic and political Sino-Zimbabwean relationship, and the dominating Chinese presence…

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A New Take on Land Reform in Zimbabwe

Jeannette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart, and Joseph Hanlon’s new book, Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land, presents evidence of smallholder farmers in Mashonaland Province, Zimbabwe making noticeable gains 10 years after the government of Zimbabwe instituted a controversial land redistribution program. Findings detailed in the book seem to echo data from a 10-year study in Masvingo Province,…

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