Tag Archives: Africa

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) and his legacy

Achebe made a great statement of responsibility toward the future. His questions are only more significant because they resonate beyond the Africa of newly-won independence to a world struggling with the meaning of history and revolution. Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost … Continue reading

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France in Mali

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View France in Mali by Gerry Emmett The long-simmering situation has exploded. French troops have begun attacking fundamentalist militias in northern Mali. It remains to be seen how … Continue reading

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Mali on the brink

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Mali on the brink The deep contradictions Mali has been experiencing are about to become even more intense. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has agreed to send several … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, September-October 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Suzanne Rose Yaounde, Cameroon—Human rights leaders from Africa united to denounce “Gay Hate Day,” which took place on Aug. 21 in Cameroon, and the ongoing arrests of people … Continue reading

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Solidarity with South Africa’s miners

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Solidarity with South Africa’s miners Oakland, Calif.—On Aug. 24, 100 activists converged on Oscar Grant Plaza to express solidarity with the South African miners’ struggle in Marikana and outrage over the … Continue reading

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Two Sudans in crisis

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Two Sudans in crisis Since South Sudan gained its independence in July 2011, multiple conflicts erupted between the two Su­dans and within each country. Enormous human suffer­ing resulted, … Continue reading

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