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July 7, 2011

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Talking gender to Africa By Henrietta Miers

The donor-driven gender strategy is failing. Its jargon is ambiguous and easily misunderstood and it fosters inaction on the part of patriarchal African governments.
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Whodunnit in Southern Africa By Ranka Primorac

Thrillers offer complex insights into how authors and readers may understand the present, and imagine the future. This is seldom recognised by journalists, academics and other commentators.
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Voices of disquiet on the Malawian airwaves

Human Rights NGOs are considered vanguards in the struggle against injustice and authoritarianism in Africa. But their narrow focus on civil and political rights neglects widely held economic grievances. In Malawi, an audience-driven radio programme – Nkhani Zam’maboma or “News...