Groups like ¬†uMkhonto we Sizwe and others struggling against colonialism and post-colonialism needed weapons for their struggles and, more importantly, training. ¬†While a lot of this came from the Soviet bloc, many liberation movements were less-than-eager to jettison one colonial overlord in the west for one in the east. ¬† It was into this gap …

  • May 21, 2021
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I think submission to authority and absolving oneself from blame by saying that one has to obey orders are widespread… I think all medical students should be taught about the research on submissiveness being a key etiological factor in the perpetuation of atrocities. They should be fully familiar with Milgram’s work and reflect on Hannah …

  • April 21, 2021
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Aminatta Forna tackles trauma, although not in the way that most western readers are used to dealing with trauma’s effects. ¬† Her previous book, Happiness, brings a different explanation to how different cultures deal with trauma. ¬†The problem, rather than the trauma itself, is societal expectations of trauma. ¬†Those who expect a trauma-free life as …

  • April 19, 2021
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Whenever there is a vacancy in the Office of the President, the First Vice-President shall assume that office for the remainder of the term and shall appoint another to serve as First Vice-President for the remainder of the term. — Section 83, Subsection 4 of the Malawi Constitution When President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika …

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The richest man in the world, of all time, came from Africa. ¬†Many people know the story of Mansa Musa, the rule of the Empire of Mali, who spent so much gold during his journey to Hajj that the price of gold was devalued for several years after he went home. ¬† Lesser known is …

  • February 26, 2021
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Comrades, today is the day when we should show our devotion to our viceroy by reacting and destroying the Ethiopians for three days.¬† For three days I give you carte blanche to destroy and kill and do what you wan to the Ethiopians.¬†¬†‚ÄĒFederal Secretary Guido Cortese On 19 February, which is Yekatit 12 in the …

  • February 19, 2021
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On the front of Westminster Abbey in London are the statues of the 20th Century Martyrs.¬† Amongst them is a Ugandan Archbishop who refused to leave his post to save his life and fell victim to one of the most savage regimes of the 20th Century.¬† His death proved the turning point in the regime …

  • February 17, 2021
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When King Cetshwayo died on 8 February 1884, the circumstances were suspicious. ¬†Officially his death was due to a heart attack, but not even the British ¬†representatives who observed his autopsy could agree on whether or not the last independent king of the Zulu had been poisoned. Cetshwayo’s life was remarkable in many ways. ¬†His …

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In the 1940s an uncomfortable truth was emphasized by the Portuguese Labor Inspectorate in the colony of Sao Tome – the conditions of the workers on the cocoa plantations there could only be compared to slavery. ¬† “The reality today is the following: many agriculturists of Sao Tome organize their agricultural possessions on the basis …

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