Fighting Dictators Means Fighting the Institutions that Empower Them

We have seen time and time again in Africa that simply removing a dictator does not remove the institutions through which dictators maintain themselves in power. For example, N igeria is no longer under military rule, yet the military continues to commit human rights abuses in Nigeria because none of the Nigerian governments have made a serious

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#StopTheBleeding! Africans Rising talks Illicit Financial Flows From Africa on SABC TV News

Africa loses up to $70 billion a year through illicit financial flows — the illegal movement of money out of Africa countries, mostly by transnational corporations. As the World Bank and IMF meet in Washington for their annual Spring meetings, Africans Rising asks: what are they doing to help stop transnational corporations from cheating African

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Seize the moment: The Hour for African Unity & Renaissance is here!

In 2009, one of Africa’s eminent writers Ngugi `wa Thiong’o published a book titled “Re-membering Africa”. In that book, `wa Thiong’o portrays the various historical struggles of resistance by African people against colonialism and its aftermath. He calls on all Africans to join the project of putting Africa together…a continent that has been brutally dis-membered

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