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This is how much people loved him.

Here is a fact that no one can deny: today was celebrated the life of one of the most admired man ever. A unique gathering of around 100 heads of states attended his memorial. This exceptional event came after a … Continue reading

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The use of paranoia for academic purpose…

I recently came across an interesting piece written by Phil Clark and entitled “Must academics researching authoritarian regimes self-censor?”. I believe it is a must-read when one researches in Rwanda, Clark’s focus, or in any other similar context. This article … Continue reading

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Speaking out: MSF attempts full disclosure

The NGO Médecins sans Frontières launched last month a new website, speaking out, to make public some of its major case studies, driven directly from its missions and past struggles. Indeed the international organisation, albeit claiming to be neutral, has … Continue reading

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Port Elizabeth: The memorial museum as a rehabilitation tool.

The Red Location Museum opened in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in early 2006. Part of a large Cultural Precinct which will, in the end, be comprising an art gallery, a library, a theatre, an art school and 200 to 250 … Continue reading

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Bad reporting v. No reporting at all

Living in far-away places that are overlooked or merely unknown to my fellow western countrymen and women, I often find myself confused, if not appalled, by the corresponding media coverage they are served with. It is mostly scarce and seems … Continue reading

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Pan-Africanism seminar in Addis Ababa

For its first event of 2013, and just a few days ahead of the 20th African Union Summit (January 21-28), the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa organised today, jointly with four other organisations*, a seminar on Pan-Africanism and … Continue reading

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Predicting the worst, always.

African politics are not trusted to be perennial. Many examples of the continent’s history have showed that a change of leadership can prove unstable. However, the past decade or so has also demonstrated that the trend is shifting towards stabilisation … Continue reading

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