Monthly Archives: October 2011

Where does the Libyan flag come from?

Those who watched the images of the Libyan war on their TV might have noticed: the new Libyan flag appeared to be everywhere. Did the National Transitional Council (NTC) have a secret stash of these flags somewhere in Benghazi before … Continue reading

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Eslanda Goode Robeson and the African Family

Essie Robeson, the wife of the actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson, was born in Washington, D.C. in 1896. Her life and political writing is representative of how radical black women in the United States negotiated patriarchal structures that sought … Continue reading

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Fresh fears over renewed conflict in eastern DRC as elections approach

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/oct/29/congo-henry-bura-ladyi-video

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Africa: News Update

Kenya arrests suspect with grenade cache after blasts Congo-Kinshasa: Only a ‘Team of Rivals’ Can Defeat Kabila Uganda’s Opposition FDC Women’s Leader Arrested

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Independence of the African state

Kisaka Robinson offers his opinion on what 49 years of independence in Uganda says about the country and Africa as a whole. On Sunday 9th October Uganda celebrated its 49th year of independence since the end of colonial rule in 1962. This … Continue reading

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Gaddafi is dead: what are we going to learn?

On Thursday 20 October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in circumstances still unexplained. After a seven-month long war, Gaddafi died in his last bastion of Sirte. Every media rapidly published photos or videos of his body as journalists … Continue reading

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Ethnic Identity and Colonial Rule in Uganda

Perspectivesonafrica published again! Go to Think Africa Press to catch an in-depth analysis of northern Ugandan ethnic identity and the impact of colonial rule on the post-colonial state. Aidan Stonehouse

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