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Rebel with a cause

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (pictured) is acknowledged as a titan of African music. Few people knew him better than his friend and business manager Rikki Stein, who …

Democracy and legitimacy in Africa

The time has come for Africa to stand up together and fight with one voice the attempts by the metropolitan powers to dictate who is …

Mozambique: A history of struggle

The story of Southern Africa’s liberation movements, from both colonialism and apartheid, is complex and intertwined. Mozambique was just one part of the jigsaw but, …

Dutch trouble with ugly slavery past

Once upon a time in the 17th century, the Netherlands was the largest slaving nation in the world. But dealing with that past has become …

Slavery Reparations The time is now

A new book, Slavery Reparations Time Is Now: Exposing Lies, Claiming Justice for Global Survival – An International Legal Assessment, provides a fresh voice in …

How General Walls nearly spoiled it

On 1 March 1980,  as Zimbabwe was waiting for the result of its independence election, General Peter Walls, the country’s military chief, wrote a letter …