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French charge north in Mali, Bamako shooting kills two

French charge north in Mali, Bamako shooting kills two | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
BAMAKO/GAO, Mali (Reuters) - French forces hunting Islamist rebels in northern Mali parachuted into a strategic town and took control on Friday, but a suicide bombing further south and the killing of two...
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Kenya: Artivists versus the state

Kenya: Artivists versus the state | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The role of a new type of activist - the 'artivist' - is becoming increasingly important in Kenya and beyond.
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Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing”

Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Over nine thousand farmers and pastoralist in St. Louis in the north of Senegal are facing possible evictions from their land as multi-national agro-industries scramble for agricultural land in the region.
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Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions

Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[This article is the final in a three-part Jadaliyya series that looks at Foucault's work in relationship to the legacy of French colonialism in North Africa. Read the first and second installments here: "The Dangers of Liberalism: ...
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Will the internet set us free?

Will the internet set us free? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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▶ Jonathan and Zuma debate who has the biggest... economy: Ogas at the top

Goodluck Jonathan and South African President Jacob Zuma debate the rebasing of the Nigerian economy.
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Essential watching - Gado and his colleagues at their best!

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Willful blindness at the World Bank

Willful blindness at the World Bank | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As the spring meetings of the World Bank get under way, 180 organizations demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and its support of the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people.
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Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing”

Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Over nine thousand farmers and pastoralist in St. Louis in the north of Senegal are facing possible evictions from their land as multi-national agro-industries scramble for agricultural land in the region.
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#Nigeria: Stop corporate land bazaar in Edo State, ERA/FoEN cautions

#Nigeria: Stop corporate land bazaar in Edo State, ERA/FoEN cautions | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has cautioned the Edo State Government from going ahead with plans to allocate 410,000 ha of forest land belonging to community people to corporations
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A People’s History of Muslims in the United States

A People’s History of Muslims in the United States | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

although U.S. history textbooks wouldn’t dare leave out the sanitized story of Christopher Columbus, they fail to include the Muslim-led revolt against his son, Diego, on Dec. 25, 1522. Armed with the machetes they used to cut cane, these rebels, including enslaved West African Muslims, succeeded in killing a number of colonial settlers before the insurrection was quelled; of the 15 bodies recovered, nine were Europeans. As Michael Gomez explains in Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas, Muslims were among the first to resist the colonialists. In fact, colonial authorities had long seen these “Moors” as a threat. According to Sylviane Diouf, author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, colonial documents between the Crown and conquistadors describe enslaved Muslims as “arrogant, disobedient, rebellious, and incorrigible.” Diouf writes that no fewer than five decrees were issued against these rebels in the first 50 years of colonization. Records from as early as 1503 confirm a request by Nicholas de Ovando, the governor of Hispaniola, to Queen Isabella asking her to restrict further shipment of enslaved Muslims because they were “a source of scandal to the Indians, and some had fled their owners.” It’s essential that students know that resistance to colonial domination has always been a part of our history—and Muslims played a role in this resistance from the earliest days.

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Vote No

Vote No | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In recent days Ronnie Kasrils has been referred to a rebel, a Judas, a scoundrel, as Satan, and as a disruptive, reckless and counter-revolutionary figure spitting on the long struggles and the sacrifices of our people. Alistair Sparks, who is routinely introduced as Respected journalist Alistair Sparks despite the fact that hes often little more than an unthinking hack for conservative orthodoxies of various sorts, has opined that the campaign led by Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge would not make an "iota of difference" and that the "ANC will not be shaken at all." Hes right in so far as the campaign is unlikely to make an iota of difference to who wins the election and by how much. But the often cartoonish vitriol directed at Kasrils in particular, as well as the Vote No campaign in general, shows that Sparks is entirely wrong about the ANC being left unshaken by the campaign.
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Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11

Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11 | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, ...
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Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future

Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
YOHO, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - A month ago, Bouafu Kouassi dug a neat circular hole in the middle of his one-hectare cocoa plantation in western Ivory Coast, and, sifting through the gravel on his shovel,
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Police name top Kampala tycoons in fake titles for Entebbe land

Police name top Kampala tycoons in fake titles for Entebbe land | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Police officials say police investigations established that the land titles of the tycoons did not exist in the lands registry at Entebbe.

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47th Anniversary of Nkrumah's death: grassroots memorial lecture

47th Anniversary of Nkrumah's death: grassroots memorial lecture | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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Acting locally - the South's rising philanthropy

Acting locally - the South's rising philanthropy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Forget Gates. Move over Oprah. Emerging economies too have their own home-grown titans of philanthropy, providing a potentially better attuned and more sustainable income source for local humanitarian and development needs.
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Misrepresenting the Causes of Unemployment

Misrepresenting the Causes of Unemployment | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
While finding solutions to South Africas high rate of unemployment continues to occupy a leading place in national debate, on-going strikes over wages and working conditions are still met with threats of job cuts from employers. At the same time, mainstream discussions of unemployment are dominated by voices allied to the corporate sector that unfortunately also fail to recognise the structural nature of unemployment under the prevailing economic system. This has profound implications for the interventions that are considered when addressing the problem of joblessness. It is time to alter the discourse. We need a more honest engagement with the structural causes of unemployment in our public debates.
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Labour-Community Alliances Must Be Strengthened

Labour-Community Alliances Must Be Strengthened | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Messy alliance politics are clouding issues in the run up to the 2014 general election, but community organisations and civil society groups across the country have welcomed moves by NUMSA to forge an independent and anti-capitalist united front of the broad working class. For the first time in democratic South Africa, a COSATU-aligned union has openly declared that it no longer wants to be in a political alliance with the ANC. NUMSAs moves are embryonic and it remains to be seen if stated intent can be translated into practice, but the door is officially opened to new possibilities for South Africa.
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Village des Sans Terre : Suites du rendez vous avec le premier ministre

Village des Sans Terre : Suites du rendez vous avec le premier ministre | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Le Village des Sans Terre, à Bamako, a été suspendue après que le Premier Ministre s’est engagé sur divers points.
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Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs?

Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The policies of the World Bank are encouraging land grabs in the developing world, writes Anuradha Mittal.
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Sit-in des victimes d’expropriation au Mali : Les maires bientôt dessaisis de terres

Sit-in des victimes d’expropriation au Mali : Les maires bientôt dessaisis de terres | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sur les 70 cas sur la table de négociation entre les victimes d’expropriation et le Premier ministre Oumar Tatam Ly, une dizaine a trouvé une solution.
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#Nigeria: Ogun launches 10 hectares cassava pilot farm

#Nigeria: Ogun launches 10 hectares cassava pilot farm | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The pilot farm, which will serve as a prelude to a bigger 4,000 hectares cassava farm by Flour Mills of Nigeria and other investors, is supported by the USAID.
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The French African Connection

The French African Connection | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

This three-part series tells the story of 'France Afrique': a brutal and nefarious tale of corruption, massacres, dictators supported and progressive leaders murdered, weapon-smuggling, cloak-and-dagger secret services, and spectacular military operations.

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How Google learned to stop worrying and mastered the Washington lobbying game

How Google learned to stop worrying and mastered the Washington lobbying game | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Since opening a one-man lobby shop nine years ago, the Web giant is now a pioneering corporate player in D.C.
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IN MEMORY of Norman Girvan

IN MEMORY of Norman Girvan | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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Rwanda, Twenty Years Later -- by Samir Amin | Monthly Review

Rwanda, Twenty Years Later -- by Samir Amin | Monthly Review | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The case of Rwanda is indeed tragic.  There are no signs of the region moving away from continuous wars and chaos allowing permanent imperialist interference and plunder of its resources.  The only acceptable solution would be diluting the violent inheritance of Rwanda through the building of a kind of loose “confederation” of the Great Lakes region, incorporating Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Congo (there are Hutu/Tutsi minorities in all these countries), pursuing a common sovereign project as distant as possible from the Western powers.  An immense task for the popular and democratic forces in the region.

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