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23Feb

Libya is on fire and the national state television was showing an opera of Muammar Gaddafi’s life. As unbelievable as that may sound, it is the reality on the ground.  If that was not bad enough, how about his son, who proved to be just like his father. It has been very interesting to watch […]

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22Feb

Muammar Gaddafi has resulted to drastic actions against his own people. Surely, this makes you question his leadership, which over the years, no one has dared to take on for fear of the consequences. But when a people get to the point where they are ready and willing to die for their freedom, you best […]

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21Feb

Muammar Gaddafi, has been in power longer than I have bee alive. I am often baffled by our ability as human beings to tolerate people like him among other African autocrats who have fallen like flies in recent weeks. Is it fear that keeps us bound and enslaved to them or is that we just […]

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16Feb

I have a lot of respect for Nawal el-Saadawi, though I don’t agree with everything she says. I once listened to her on the Strand, BBC World Service arts programme and I could not stop laughing. Her sense of humour is out of this world and her books have such great action on the pages […]

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7Feb

I have always found Helen Zille to be an interesting person not for the mere fact that she is a woman but because of all that she stands for and her history. It is so easy to look at South Africa’s racial history and assume she is just another white woman, what has she got […]

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4Feb

We have all been glued to our screens as we watch the protest in Egypt unravel. From the violence on wednesday, which cost some protesters their lives to the scramble to dish out blame on all sides and of course, President Mubarak gave an interview to ABC News, yesterday, saying he is sick of power […]

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3Feb

In my opinion, Al Jazeera has had a fantastic coverage of the turmoil in Egypt  but their objectivity is questionable and sometimes, the views of commentators and questions asked by the news presenters has been acidic. Their bias in stating America’s hypocrisy has been blatant and sometimes, I wondered if this historic event was about […]

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1Feb

Across the Arab world, from Tunisia to Egypt, the Y generation is speaking out and the world is watching in awe. At their disposal is the World;d Wide Web (WWW,) which their parents didn’t have and they are using it to its fullest advantage. I say more grace to their efforts! The decision to take […]

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31Jan

In my lifetime, I witnessed a president fleeing his own nation. The events in Tunisia goes to show how countries need to develop an inter-dependent relationship not a co-dependent one. If relationships are inter-dependent, we would not worry about what the west would do or the east at that? In addition, we have to practice […]

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27Jan

We all knew it was coming…

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25Jan

We have been glued to our screen as Tunisians say no more. What I have found very intriguing is the fact that the Y generation stood up for themselves and said no more and together, they made the unthinkable happen.  This goes to show that, all you ever need do is change your mind about […]

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24Jan

I have been engrossed and fascinated by events in South Sudan over the last two weeks. I am not sure if I am ready to pour my heart into a full lengthy worded post but I have enjoyed watching various documentaries and news programmes about the region and thought to share with you all. i […]

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21Jan

The more I learn about Sudan, North and South, the more I realise there is so much we don’t know about that nation but the image of war we have seen on our screens. Enjoy watching and I hope you learn a thing or two.

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20Jan

In Order to understand what the people of South Sudan are voting for, it is important to understand the history of the nation as a whole, North and South and gain insight into the conflict between both sides of the border. Enjoy!

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14Jan

Omar Bashir, rarely gives interviews to western media and the last time I saw and heard him speak at length was during the interview with the BBC, conducted by Zaina Badawi. He spoke to Al Jazeera about the possibility of the South going ist way after the referendum vote. The question is, do you believe […]

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13Jan

South Sudan has been on our screen for days and weeks now, leading up to the referendum vote and during the vote.  It is not enough to be interested if the nation will split into two or not. We also need to understand the reasons behind the journey South Sudan has been on. watch, Enjoy […]

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7Dec

An alarming title for a post but since the world media is expert at creating sensational, alarmist headlines, I would like to indulge with them on this occasion.  After all the Economist, once had a cover declaring, Africa: A Hopeless Continent. Where do I start, let’s see, my beloved Africa would be a good place […]

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6Dec

Much has been written and said about Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most iconic figures of our time. Hence, you cannot help but ask what his newly published book, Conversations With Myself, could possibly tell us, which we did not already know.  Well, perhaps this, “One issue that deeply worried me in prison was […]

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