Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Lesotho's politicians have shown themselves to be capable of governing for the common good in the past. A return to this spirit is crucial now to avoid tragedy.
Two years after 34 miners were killed by police at Marikana, a new documentary suggests responsibility goes to very top of the ANC.
As people continue to suffer, the latest regional summit ended in little more than repeated promises.
In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara's ghost may be coming back to return the favour.
Amidst deep political frictions, Zimbabwe has found itself confronted by various economic challenges and contradictions.
Through governorship elections and some clever politicking, the ruling People's Democratic Party seems to wresting the initiative back from the All Progressives Congress.
As can be seen in the way the UN talks about poverty in its Sustainable Development Goals draft, its understanding of the problem is profoundly misconceived.
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.
How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?

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