An Egyptian revolution still in the making

I am not Egyptian. Nevertheless, Tahrir Square raised my hopes that change can happen anywhere. Not necessarily in the way change-makers anticipate it to evolve, as this is always the case and everywhere. Shaking the foundations of a despised system to build new ones, that is what matters most. We are all Egyptians

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Prejudice towards the developing world or story of Bwana and Muntu

From a conversation of two passengers on an internal U.S. flight to the sad reality of how Africa and developing countries in general are ripped off, one can understand Western prejudice that countries labelled as developing are victims of. Field Ruwe describes accurately on his blog the scenery and how such state of things isContinue reading “Prejudice towards the developing world or story of Bwana and Muntu”

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Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab world

By Joseph Daher To mark one year since the start of popular protests in Tunisia, Joseph Daher, co-author of ‘The People Demand: a short history of the Arab Revolutions’, examines the continuing Arab revolutions and the challenges they face. It is one year since the revolutionary process in the Middle East and north Africa began.Continue reading “Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab world”

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Another radical reason for British Africans to vote for change in UK elections

On Tuesday 20/4/10, Paul Rusesabagina, the author of the inspiration to the movie Hotel Rwanda, gave a talk at the Human Rights Action Centre in London. He is the patron of Save the Congo, a UK-based Congolese organization of young people, interested in making a difference to the lives of millions in the Democratic RepublicContinue reading “Another radical reason for British Africans to vote for change in UK elections”

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