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By Siphamandla Zondi Sunday, 01 September 2013 10:42
The fiftieth anniversary of the “I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King jnr coincides also with the golden jubilee of the birth of the Organisation of African Unity that marked the beginning of a long and difficult walk from bondage towards freedom. This journey encountered many disappointments, reversals, utter scandals; but it also had its many achievements and victories.
By Francis Kornegay Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his ‘I have a Dream’ speech offers a fitting opportunity for an African-American reflection on Black America’s long march to freedom. The journey continues. And with that, the following reflections on August 28, 1963-2013.
By Dr Lesley Masters Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:46
On the 5-6 September the G20 Summit will take place in St Petersburg Russia. Despite questions of its legitimacy, as it includes only20 states (with South Africa the only African representative), the G20 is seen as a key forum in addressing global economic governance and has expanded its agenda to include a range pressing international issues from climate change to anti-corruption.
By Kenny Dlamini Friday, 16 August 2013 19:47
According to Cheikh Anta Diop in Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State, published in 1974 made the point that fundamental to African countries’ developmental future is the generation of adequate energy1.
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