Friday, February 29, 2008

Pambazuka News - Weekly Forum for Social Justice in Africa by Fahamu

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Pambazuka News 349:

Kenyans must seize democracy for themselves

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Highlights from this issue

FEATURES:- Pambazuka editors take on the Kenya power-sharing deal- An interview with Wangui Wa Goro on the fragile nature of peace in Kenya

COMMENTS & ANALYSIS: - Pius Adesanmi on the recent Raila Odinga visit to Nigeria- Christopher Nizza and Dara Kell on their documentary 'Dear Mandela'
PAN-AFRICAN POSTCARD: Kangsen Feka Wakai on Cameroon's power drunk Paul Biya
OBITUARIES: Activist Johnnie Car dies
BOOKS & ARTS: Mildred Barya reviews Shimmer Chinodya's novel, StrifeBLOGGING AFRICA: A round-up of South African blogs
PODCASTS: An interview with Peter Hallward
AFRICAN UNION: AU Monitor weekly round-up
ZIMBABWE UPDATE: Civil groups in SA intensify protests at Zimbabwe embassy
WOMEN AND GENDER: Social Watch Gender Equity Index 2008
CONFLICT AND EMERGENCIES: Deadly violence rages in Cameroon capitalHUMAN RIGHTS: Campaign demands Darfur arrests
REFUGEES AND FORCED MIGRATION: Migrants' rights clinic forcibly shut down
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: Protests spread in Burkina Faso
ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE: Breakthrough in Kenya crisis
DEVELOPMENT: UN panel urges punishment for buyers of DRC rebel ore
HEALTH AND HIV/Aids: Insecurity hampers Chad HIV efforts
EDUCATION: Thousands of Darfur children not in school
LGBTI: Africa's lesbians demand change
RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA: Outcry over racist video in South Africa
ENVIRONMENT: EU exporting climate pollution
MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: One year in prison for Egyptian blogger
NEWS FROM THE DIASPORA: On the Bicentenary of Haiti's independence
INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY: Solar energy for Zimbabwe computers
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