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Dutch stops with the Black Pete(zwarte piet) or loses all the Sinterklaas celebration

October 23, 2013

Dutch stops with the Black Pete(zwarte piet) or loses all the Sinterklaas celebration

Zwarte Piet is a throwback to slavery, says UN working party chief Tuesday 22 October 2013 The head of the UN’s human rights committee said in an interview with television show EenVandaag that she would object to the character of Zwarte Piet if she lived in the Netherlands. Verene Shepherd, who is Jamaican, said in the interview that the UN working more...

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SOUTH AFRICA CONDEMNS ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN EGYPT

August 15, 2013

SOUTH AFRICA CONDEMNS ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN EGYPT

The South African government categorically condemns the violence used by the Egyptian security forces to disperse the pro-democracy demonstrators in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt yesterday.  The tragic loss of Egyptian lives takes Egypt further away from the democratic aspirations as expressed by the millions of Egyptian voters last year.   The South African more...

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International praise for Mali elections till date

July 29, 2013

Malian and French leaders have praised the calm and smooth-running presidential vote in Mali, the first election since a coup last year led to a violent rebellion in the north. There were no reports of violence in Sunday's poll despite threats to "strike" polling stations by armed rebels who had occupied northern Mali before being ousted in January by a French-led more...

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Protecting activists, gay and women’s rights central in Dutch foreign policy

June 18, 2013

Protecting human rights activists, supporting gay and transgender rights, and supporting women’s rights are to be a cornerstone of Dutch foreign policy, the cabinet agreed on Friday. ‘If human rights are safe, the rule of law and democracy have more chance,' foreign minister Frans Timmermans said in a statement. 'If human rights are under pressure, suppression more...

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DIASPORAS AND DEVELOPMENT

June 7, 2013

DIASPORAS AND DEVELOPMENT

Diasporas and their role in generating change and fostering development in their countries of origin are in the global spotlight. It was not always thus, however: the international community has been slow in recognising the value of diasporas as agents of change, growth and development. Even now, the focus tends to be mainly on the role of diasporas in sending back more...

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Bashir threatens again to block South Sudan oil and why….

May 28, 2013

Bashir threatens again to block South Sudan oil and why….

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, has said he will order the flow of oil from South Sudan to be cut off if it backs rebels in the insurgency-hit Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Darfur. He said on Monday he would "completely close the pipeline" that carries oil from South Sudan to ports on Sudan's Red Sea coast. "We warn the government in the South that if more...

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President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organisation of African Unity/African Union

May 28, 2013

President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organisation of African Unity/African Union

On 25th May 1963 leaders of 32 African independent states signed the Charter establishing the Organisation for African Unity. On that historical day, African Leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to give birth to the Organisation of African Unity. Today, precisely fifty years on, we celebrate this historical event of 25 May 1963. It is well documented that the more...

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EU Commends Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo

May 21, 2013

EU Commends Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo

The European Union has commended 2012 New Patriotic Party Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo and the two other petitioners in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition for rightly choosing to seek redress on their grievances, concerning the conduct and outcome of the December Presidential elections, at the Supreme Court of Ghana. This commendation was contained more...

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Two asylum seekers on hunger strike in solitary confinement

May 15, 2013

Two of a group of 10 asylum seekers on hunger strike in a Rotterdam detention centre have been placed in solitary confinement, the justice ministry confirmed on Wednesday. The two have been placed in the cells, which contain a mattress on the ground and nothing more, out of psychiatric necessity, not because they are refusing food, a spokeswoman is quoted as more...

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To Secede (or Not) from Kenya?: The Case for Ingo Secession: BY MHAMISHI

May 7, 2013

The recent 2013 General Elections in Kenya have given rise to deep divisions and an unparalled levels of ethnic animosity in the country. But the most interesting has been the emergence of talk of secession by various regional based disgruntled persons of varying ethnicities. Currently this talk by itself is not likely to lead to dissolution of this country into separate more...

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