Tag Archives: Africa

Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan was elected President of Nigeria on April 16.The Elections in Nigeria:Slouching towards democracy By Paul Beckett / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2011 The perils of democracy To title (and set) his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart, … finish reading Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Chinua Achebe’s ‘British-Protected Child’

Chinua Achebe’s sharp and inspiring essays:The Education of a British-Protected Child By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2010 [The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays, by Chinua Achebe. (Knopf, October 6, 2009, 172 pp., $24.95)] Here’s … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Chinua Achebe’s ‘British-Protected Child’

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Trifagura : Corporate Outlaw Dumps Toxic Waste on Ivory Coast

The Probo Koala ship, chartered by Trafigura, docked at the port of Tallinn. Photo from AFP.Takes human toll in West African nation…Commodities trader dumps banned substance By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / September 17, 2009 This story shows … finish reading Trifagura : Corporate Outlaw Dumps Toxic Waste on Ivory Coast

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BOOKS / We Are All Zimbabweans Now

We Are all Zimbabweans Now (a brief summary)By James Kilgore / The Rag Blog / September 1, 2009 [We Are All Zimbabweans Now: A Novel by James Kilgore, paperback, 272 pp, RH-Struik Publishing, August 24, 2009,$23.95.] We Are All Zimbabweans … finish reading BOOKS / We Are All Zimbabweans Now

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The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

Now at last it’s time for Shell to atone for my father’s death The son of the executed activist faces the oil giant in a human rights trial this week. He seeks understanding rather than retribution. By Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr … finish reading The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

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Canada Convicts Rwandan War Criminal

If this can happen, then surely we can also bring people such as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to justice. Genocide in Rwanda or genocide in Iraq are of equal weight – both are heinous crimes under international law … finish reading Canada Convicts Rwandan War Criminal

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‘Mama Afrika’ : Singer Miriam Makeba Dies at 76

Miriam Makeba performed in a concert on Sunday night in southern Italy shortly before she died early Monday. Photo by Cesare Abbate / European Pressphoto Agency.Jacob Zuma: ‘Miriam Makeba used her voice, not merely to entertain, but to give a … finish reading ‘Mama Afrika’ : Singer Miriam Makeba Dies at 76

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