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Pambazuka - The power of organizing the urban poor

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an excellent contribution from S'bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo

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Is this photo grounds for death?

Is this photo grounds for death? | Africa Leadership | Scoop.it
A Tunisian activist posted this pic of herself. Here's what happened next.
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we must support brave militants fighting for real freedom!

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The Criminal Injustice System

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There are signs that the criminal justice system can be turned against political critics in situations where outspoken critics challenge the power of politicians.
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not only in South Africa!

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Zim voters' roll 'in hands of suspect Israeli company'

Zim voters' roll 'in hands of suspect Israeli company' | Africa Leadership | Scoop.it
A secretive Israel-based firm - accused of manipulating past elections in the region - is alleged to be involved in managing Zimbabwe's voters' roll.
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Formation of Slum Union of Ghana

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This past Thursday representatives from ten slums across Accra met near Nkrumah Circle to form the Slum Union of Ghana. We were joined by Bernice Naah (Coordinator for the Demand Dignity Campaign, ...
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The Case for Strategic Coalition Building in Civil Society

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There can be no doubt that progressive civil society organisations (CSOs) in South Africa, despite serious organisational and resource challenges alongside an often hostile government and corporate sector, have achieved a great deal.
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Africa in 2013 - A brief analysis of leadership

Africa in 2013


(based on data from various sources, but primarily http://www.rulers.org and the Economist Intelligence Unit democracy index)

 

There are 56 countries in Africa, including two disputed – Western Sahara & Somaliland and excluding Puntland and Mayotte with (very loosely!) 26 democracies, 22 authoritarian regimes and 8 unclear political systems

Leadership:


Gender: 54 Male, 2 Female (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia: Joyce Banda, Malawi)

 

Age: (actual or turning in 2013)
Youngest: Andry Rajoelina, 39, Madagascar
Oldest: Robert Mugabe, 89, Zimbabwe


Octagenarians:
Robert Mugabe, 89, Zimbabwe
Mwai Kibaki, 82, Kenya
Paul Biya, 80, Cameroon

 

Years in power:
Mohamed Abdelaziz, Western Sahara, 37
Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola, 34
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, Equatorial Guinea, 34
Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Republic of the Congo, 34
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe, 33
Paul Biya, Cameroon, 31
Yoweri Museveni, Uganda, 27
Mswati III, Swaziland, 27
Blaise Compaoré, Burkina Faso, 26
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, Sudan, 24
Idriss Deby, Chad, 23
Isaias Afewerki , Eritrea, 22

Transitions: 11 Countries had a change of leader in 2012

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Africa in 2013

Based on data from various sources (primarily http://www.rulers.org and the Economist Intelligence Unit democracy index)
56 Countries (including two disputed – Western Sahara & Somaliland; excluding Puntland and Mayotte)
Very broadly, there are 26 democracies, 22 authoritarian regimes and 8 unclear political systems

Leadership:
Gender: 54 Male, 2 Female (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia: Joyce Banda, Malawi)
Age: (actual or turning in 2013)
Youngest: Andry Rajoelina, 39, Madagascar
Oldest: Robert Mugabe, 89, Zimbabwe
Octagenarians:
Robert Mugabe, 89, Zimbabwe
Mwai Kibaki, 82, Kenya
Paul Biya, 80, Cameroon
Years in power:
Mohamed Abdelaziz, Western Sahara, 37
Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola, 34
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, Equatorial Guinea, 34
Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Republic of the Congo, 34
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe, 33
Paul Biya, Cameroon, 31
Yoweri Museveni, Uganda, 27
Mswati III, Swaziland, 27
Blaise Compaoré, Burkina Faso, 26
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, Sudan, 24
Idriss Deby, Chad, 23
Isaias Afewerki , Eritrea, 22

Transitions:
11 Countries had a change of leader in 2012

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