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 Poets at Heroes Acre by Emmanuel Sigauke
Exhume poets and bury themat the Heroes Acre.Give them space, respect their shivering bonesRebury them there, those who spoke never to quitthe teeth of whos
 Africa's bitter hopes by Thanos Kalamidas
While things escalate dramatically in the Ivory Coast, authorities in South Africa ask Zimbabweans who have crossed the border illegally to register in a last effect to give them some kind of dignity and the rest of the world watching from the new
 African cinema lost in translationAfrican cinema lost in translation by Abigail George
Television, films and churches formed a large part of the origins of my writing when I was younger. My childhood was not as bleak as some; I was happy, obedient, kind, patient, loved dogs, tennis and swimming; dancing wildly, joyfully in the sp
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 The Horn of Africa is Dying. Who Cares? by Doug McGill
For all its vivid detail, the picture painted by one after another speaker was almost too abstract and too distant – not to mention too evil -- to fully take in.
 Out of Africa by Thanos Kalamidas
I always had – and still have - my doubts about the motives of humanitarian organizations supported by celebrities. But on the same time I always believed that since the situation is so desperate, every help is good help, even from Hollywood
 Appiah and Jegede's African Concept of a Postcolonial Art by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by Alexandra Pereira
 “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
 Contra la violacion de los Derechos Humanos en el Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Desde hace más de treinta y tres años, el ejercito marroquí ocupa un territorio que invadió por la fuerza: el Sáhara Occidental, frente a las Islas Canarias. Marruecos sigue negándose a cumplir las Resoluciones aproba
 Like the Trojan horse by Thanos Kalamidas
Soon in Africa we are going to have a real taste of how much damage George W. Bush and his private war in Iraq has done to international peace and the institution that was founded to guarantee international peace. A civil war has turned into a loc
 Mugabe's generosity by Thanos Kalamidas
The caricature Hitler of Africa, dictator of Zimbabwe and mass murderer Robert Mugabe seems that he has a deal with the opposition and I have the feeling that the other African countries, neighbors and members of the African union will salute it a
 El Sahara Occidental by Beatriz M. Ramírez
 Mugabe must go by Thanos Kalamidas
The regional summit of the South African leaders for Zimbabwe ended and nobody was able to reach any kind of agreement between the two sides leaving the future of Zimbabwe looking darker than ever. Actually was anybody there who believed that any
 Manifiesto De Las Universidades Publicas Madrilenas Sobre El Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
 Happy birthday Madiba by Thanos Kalamidas
A few years ago I used to work for a small local magazine where the intellectual pygmy editor of the magazine said, in one of his moments of inspiration, that the man was a fascist. I had to run out of the office for a cigarette otherwise his exis
 Carta abierta sobre el Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Madrid, 8 de julio de 2008Señorías:No crean que es un placer tener que dirigirme a los representantes de la voluntad popular para hacerles llegar el texto de mi artículo “¡H
 War against the tyrant by Thanos Kalamidas
I feel very proud to have friends all around the world, friends with whom I often communicate, friends I know their families, their kids and sometimes friends that I’m honoured to be part of their families. Friends who shared their food and their ho
 HIPOCRITAS by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Los que durante tanto tiempo silenciaron las legítimas razones del Pueblo saharaui y su profundo grito de angustia y de dolor. Los que sistemáticamente sile
 Half-way bad; half-way good by Asa Butcher
The death of award-winning director Sydney Pollack in May 2008 prompted me to watch the film that won him the Best Picture awards and also the Oscar for Direction, but it wasn't with much enthusiasm. It has been a g
 A Genocide Planner to Meet His Minnesota Survivors by Doug McGill
An Ethiopian government official named as a primary architect of a genocide in western Ethiopia will visit Minneapolis this Saturday, to directly confront members of the African tribe his government has targeted for
 A neighbourhood called earth! by Thanos Kalamidas
How would you have reacted reading that in Australia riots had started against immigrants and they were already counting dead? I bet you would be shocked, you would have read the news again and again trying to understand how that could have happen
 Lettre ouverte aux Deputes espagnols by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Madrid, le 22 avril 2008Messieurs les Députés,Je me permets de vous écrire pour porter à votre connaissance le suivant article que j'ai écrit
 Angola's Creation Myth (The Ovimbundu legend) by Alexandra Pereira
The ethnic group of the Ovimbundus explains the origin of Angola as a nation and of several ethnic groups as descending from the Ovimbundus themselves. The designation of Angola derives from the name of the Ngola kings, and some defend that these
 Destructive divisiveness by Thanos Kalamidas
Why is the destiny of some countries that have suffered so much to turn one day to the other side of the hill? I suppose the same question applies to people as well, but when it comes to nations the emotion is so much stronger.
 Cahiers de la Mediterranee by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Señorías: Me tomo la libertad de dirigirme a Vds. para adjuntarles mi artículo "
 Stop the exploitation of natural resources in occupied Western Sahara by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
The Western Sahara Resource Watch welcomes the fourth round of talks that is due to take place in the US on 16-18 March 2008 between the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco regarding
 XXXII Aniversario proclamacion Republica Saharaui by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
 El lobby promarroqui en accion by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
El 14 de noviembre de 1976, primer aniversario de los Acuerdos Tripartitos de Madrid, Felipe González, en su visita a los campamento
 African Cup of Nations by Asa Butcher
Africa, the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, is usually in the news for tragedies, famines and having 33 of its 61 territories listed among the 50 poorest in the world, including the top (bottom) position due to Sierr
 A la Atencian del Presidente de "eDreams" by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
SEÑOR PRESIDENTE:Me permito poner en su conocimiento que la publicidad que su empresa está haciendo de lujosos hoteles en DAJLA (antes Villa Cisneros), ciudad del SÁHARA OCCIDENTAL invadida y ocupada por Marruecos, y per
 Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life by Jack Wellman
On a cold, blustery winter day on January 14, 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born in Upper-Alsace, Germany (which is now in France). An extraordinary theologian, philosopher, and musician. He would later win the Nobel Priz
 Art In Politics - "Anthem of the Black Poet" by Mbizo Chirasha
the succulent breast of Mother Africa ooze with themilk of black renaissancethe rich womb of Africa germinate seeds of blackconsciousness.the black blood bubble with identity of Africa
 Las mujeres saharauis by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Suelma Beiruk, responsable de relaciones internacionales de la República Democrática del Sahara, ha visitado el Estado español para recordarnos la deuda pendiente que tenemos con su país. Esta bellísima mujer que luce un v
 Western Sahara: 32 years of exile and struggle - International Law is not Utopia by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Last 30 April the article titled “Postponing Utopia, Defending Dignity,” by Bernabé López García, was published in the Opinión Section of El País. The article basically j
 The Struggle of the Sahrawi People by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Ladies and Gentlemen: My message for all of you is the same as the one for Mr. John Sweeney, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: Please, spread all over the worl
 "Nehanda would frown" by Cosmas Mairosi
If Nehanda could one day walk down First StreetAnd watch our sisters like crazed animals snarl for beerAnd hear their untamed laughterIf she could watch our womenShamelessly trade their body w
 "The Demonstrator" by Cosmas Mairosi
I saw him falter in his strideThe bullets streaking into his woundsI saw him bow before the blitzArms sailing, limbs flailing,His body gyrating in the wind.I saw him dieHis body riddled wit
 "Only the Landscape Knows" by Emmanuel Sigauke
Let me whisper to the bush, guardian of my homelet me proclaim the message of arrivalin this time of warlet me not leave any stone unturnedlet me whisper to the bushlet me say:
 Wishful thought and a financial horror by Thanos Kalamidas
Imagine going to the bakery early one the morning to buy three small hot bread rolls. For three euros you get them with butter and a nice cheese that will make them a good breakfast. The smiling baker takes the three euros and wishes you a good mo
 Drogba: King of African Football by Amin George Forji
Didier Drogba, Chelsea's Ivorian prolific striker, was named 2006 Player of the Year by the African Football Governing body, CAF, following a ballot of Africa's 53 national team coaches in the Ghanaian capital of Accra for the country'
 Conte: Life and his throne by Amin George Forji
It is often said that those who live by the sword will die by the sword. In fact, President Lansana Conte of Guinea, who seized power in the former West African French colony in 1984 and has ruled his country with an iron fist ever since, is now w
 Roger Milla: Africa's Best by Amin George Forji
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), as part of festivities to mark its 50th anniversary on February 8th, has published the names of what it calls the 30 Best African Players in the Last 50 years.
 ANC campaign for Presidency by Amin George Forji
The African National Congress in South Africa, which is probably the biggest and, of course, the most famous party in the continent, is likely heeding what observers think will be the fieriest contest in its 95-year history that is the fight to he
 African Military Cup Of Nations by Amin George Forji
The competition wrapped up on December 17th when host, Cameroon outplayed their Malian counterpart winning 1-0. This year's African Military Football Cup competition, dubbed CAMFOOT 6, was the sixth of its kind organised in Africa. It was held
 Seeking refuge in Cameroon by Amin George Forji
With the two CEMAC landlocked countries of Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) presently rocked by bitter conflicts between the military and rebel movements, over 240,000 people have been displaced throughout the region.
 Back behind bars by Amin George Forji
Mozambique born Ananias Mathe, 29, generally referred to as South Africa’s most wanted criminal is not only very dangerous in the true sense of the word, but more importantly a mys
 Valley of the Kings by Amin George Forji
The government of Mubarak have finally decided to preserve the Egyptian legacy of the pharaoh by creating more space around over 1,000 tombs in the village of Qurna. To that effect, bulldozers are currently demolishi
 28 days of life by Amin George Forji
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in partnership with nine other organizations released the results of their recent study on infant mortality in Africa in a report titled: Opportunities for Africa’s newbo
 Chad battles determined rebels by Amin George Forji
Chad’s President Idriss Deby, in office since December 2nd 1990, has had to fight insurgency throughout his mandate. It is no wonder that his country is listed in the American bimonthly magazine, Foreign Po
 Massacring DR Congo's future by Thanos Kalamidas
There’s nothing that saddens me more than the news of a civil war, whether it begins or continues. There was a civil war in Greece that lasted nearly five years; memories and passions still last generations later. So why would it be any diff
 Rowing against the stream by Amin George Forji
A two-day joint European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) conference on illegal immigration from Africa into the EU recently took place in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. It ended with a joint statement calling for a
 Madagascar in total chaos by Amin George Forji
The island republic of Madagascar, off the eastern coast of Africa, has returned to national chaos, after the military announced that it was taking over presidential control, two weeks before the presidential ballot
 Tension in the DR Congo by Amin George Forji
Congo's National Electoral Commission announced that incumbent Joseph Kabila was the winner of the October 29th landmark presidential race beating his main challenger and deputy, Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel
 The Last King of ApartheidThe Last King of Apartheid by Amin George Forji
Pieter Willem Botha, usually refereed to as PW Botha, died on Tuesday October 31st at the age of 90 at his home in the Western Cape. PW Botha led an Apartheid regime in South Africa between 1978 and 1989, and was a quick-tempered man that was call
 This is my life: Wangari Maathai by Amin George Forji
Celebrated environmentalist, Wangari Maathai of Kenya became the first African woman to win the prestigious Noble Peace Prize, in recognition of her work to rehabilitate the environment. Using a community-based metho
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