Marikana Memorial

This time last year, platinum workers (all black) at a mine in South Africa’s North West Province, went on an illegal strike against workplace racism, bad conditions, low wages and their ineffective trade union. The standoff started around August 10th, and by August 16th, they had shut down all production. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Zambia: Sata Targets Blocking Facebook, Twitter

President Michael Sata’s parallel intelligence system is moving to block social networks Facebook and Twitter after realising that stories on blocked websites, Zambian Watchdog and Zambia Reports, are now filtering through the two media for domestic consumption. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Will Mali’s Elections Satisfy the Citizenry or Destabilize the Country?

From ongoing uncertainty in the north to logistical problems to simmering ethnic tensions, Mali’s 28 July elections will face a range of challenges. Mali is scheduled to hold presidential elections on Sunday, 28 July, 2013. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Zimbabwe: Group Rejects Former Nigerian Leader As AU Observer Head in Zimbabwe

The Pan African Forum has rejected the African Union’s decision to name former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo as head of the AU election observer team to Zimbabwe’s July 31st election.David Nyekorach-Matsanga, CEO of Pan African Forum, said the former Nigerian president is too divisive and could create an Egypt-style scenario in Zimbabwe. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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How Can We Provide Enough Jobs for Young People in Africa?

Africa should focus on how to secure development and drive economic growth with inclusion. We must look beyond the macro fundamentals of growth to how to diversify our economies and create jobs. Africa must not become a breeding ground for insurgents and terrorism that undermines development. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Revolution or Coup? Egypt Analysis and Perspectives

July 1, 2013: Has Democracy Lost in Egypt? Egypt’s mass revolts have begun a perpetual cycle of discontent, all of which are a part of the democratic process. Revolutions are not meant to be neat affairs. Quite contrary, the upheavals that follow them are inevitable. TIme and time again, history has demonstrated that chaos and…

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