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Racism in Israel

Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers demonstrated in Tel Aviv calling for “Freedom!” for the refugees detained in a Negev desert facility under Israel’s new anti-immigrant laws. Continue reading

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Social crisis in Central African Republic

Violence between Christian majority and Muslim minority communities has torn the social fabric of the Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest countries. Over 1,000 people have been killed since Michel Djotodia seized power in March 2013. Reciprocal massacres have led many observers to see a real possibility of a Rwanda-type genocide. Continue reading

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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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World in View: Challenges for independent Southern Sudan

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Challenges for independent Southern Sudan After 50 years in which millions have died, Southern Sudan becomes an independent nation on July 9. It is a momentous occasion … Continue reading

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