Africa

The Anti-Politics of Terrorism

terrorism

By JANE DUNCAN Terrorism In the wake of the recent attacks in Sydney, Paris and Baga, it’s a word that’s been on many people’s lips. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, some have argued vehemently against trying to explain the context in which terrorism arises as an attempt to …

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The Human Cost of Xenophobia

Xenophobia

The human cost of intolerance towards African immigrants and refugees is too high By MANDISI MAJAVU Three months after the South African government announced that it was planning to introduce a controversial stringent application process for refugees seeking asylum in the country, foreign-owned shops are being looted in Soweto and …

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On Not Reducing Racism to Apartheid

By RICHARD PITHOUSE  We would be more effective at dealing with the endemic racism in our society if we didn’t relentlessly speak in a manner that reduces racism to apartheid and ‘apartheid tendencies’. The reason for this is not because historical trauma should be repressed and its consequences in the …

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