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Two Perspectives on Tuaregs’ Experiences in or Returning from Libya

Two pieces on Tuareg movements in Libya and the Sahel merit attention. In one, the BBC’s Celeste Hicks describes the rippling effects of Qadhafi’s fall on human movement in the region: Qadhafi’s defeat helped cause the return of Tuareg fighters to … Continue reading ?

Welcoming (?) Al-Shabaab to Twitter

Somedays it seems that everyone has joined Twitter. And then a new account comes along and raises interesting questions about what the service is for and how it should be used. Welcome to Twitter, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen Press Office, now tweeting at @HSMPress. Al-Shabaab is the militant organization waging war against the Transitional Federal [...]

SA Rocks and zasucks on 702: The podcast

With great thanks @akianastasiou I have managed to get my hands on to the incredibly interesting debate that took place on Kieno Kammies show on 702. Credit for the show goes to 702, Kieno and ofcourse Aki who provided the podcast. Listen and be astounded. So without delaying any longer, here is the show – Click [...]

SA Rocks on FM4 Austria

I was interviewed for an Austrian radion station, FM4, recently. There seems to be a growing interest in the SA Elections coming up on Wednesday. Zuma is a focus and the ANC is under scrutiny. I was asked to speak about freedom of speech in SA, in blogs in SA as well as priorities in [...]

Do South Africans want South Africa to fail?

I have immense respect for John Robbie. When I worked at 702 I would get in to work at about 6:30 am and Mr Robbie would have been in the studio preparing for his show from about 3:30am. He is a smart guy who speaks his mind and has a firm opinion on things, sometimes [...]

Black Porcelain jazzing the SA way

I visited Cape Town a week or two back. I was there for a wedding but managed to discover a fantastic local singing talent that I’d actually known at Rhodes University. Black Porcelain (stage name) is the moniker of one Carol Mashigo. Carol bubbles passion and oozes enthusiasm for her music, her art and her life. [...]

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