Botswana: Stunning Victory for Botswana’s San

The residents of Ranyane, a small San settlement in Botswana, have scored a significant legal victory against the government of Botswana, which had been attempting to relocate them despite a court interdict ordering them to desist from doing so. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Why Obama is Coming to Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s strategic position in the continent, its abundant natural resources and countering China’s advances to Africa have been cited as one of the reasons why President Barack Obama chose to visit Tanzania in his tour of Africa next month. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Tsvangirai Must Form A Coalition To Have Any Chance In Upcoming Elections

When exactly will the election be held, will the reforms laid out in the Constitution be implemented, and will ZANU-PF win, again? These are the three pressing questions as Zimbabweans await their country’s next big political event; the date-to-be-confirmed general election, on the heels of the peaceful March 2013 Constitutional Referendum. Simukai Tinhu addresses these…

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African Leaders Accuse ICC of ‘Race Hunt’

Three weeks ago, on May 25,  the African Union celebrated 50 years of solidarity and commitment to the liberation and development of the continent and its peoples. Following this important milestone in the history of Pan Africanism and amid critique of the AU’s efficacy, Africa’s leaders accused the International Criminal Court of unfairly targeting Africans…

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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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Senegal: Former President Wade’s Son Incarcerated

Cape Town — Karim Wade, son of former Senegalese president Abdulaye Wade, has been incarcerated at Rebeuss Prison, a correction centre in the capital of Dakar. Wade is being asked to justify a fortune estimated at 694 billion CFA, equal to more than $1.37 billion, amassed in various bank accounts. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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