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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International Women’s Day 2013

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2013 on March 8th, AllAfrica compiles a list from its various news partners, with perspectives on the rights of women around the continent. The list features press releases, reports, and news articles from 10+ African countries on a broad array of topics ranging from the gender-based violence to…

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South African Philanthropist Patrice Motsepe

South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe and his wife Precious became African philanthropic trailblazers when they joined Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge earlier this year. By joining the Giving Pledge, the Motsepe’s commit to giving away half of their wealth to benefit others’ lives. For Motsepe, his participation in the Giving Pledge is an…

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We Are Fed Up! A New Generation of Sudanese Youth Activists

Like Senegal’s Y’en a Marre or Egypt’s Kifaya movement, the youth-led Sudanese activist movement Girifna means “we are fed up,” or “enough.” The group challenges the ruling party in the politically charged climate of Khartoum where dissent is scarcely tolerated. Girifna has borne the brunt of government crackdowns, round-ups, tear-gas and torture for over four years….

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Mali: An African Solution to An African Problem

The jihadist invasion of Timbuktu catapulted this Malian UN World Heritage Site into the media spotlight amid concerns about the entrenchment of al-Qaeda in the region, the safety of locals and preservation of the historical mosques. This week AS4A shares with our readers two different views on the French military response to the situation backed…

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