Monthly Archives: August 2012

Where are the services, jobs and business opportunities for South Sudanese returnees?

TweetAkoi, a father of three, recently returned to Juba from Khartoum. Since arriving he has struggled to find work and barely makes ends meet by running errands in the local market. ‘When I was in Khartoum I had a small … Continue reading

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South Africa’s ongoing battle against inequality

TweetOn 16 August, police opened fire on a group of striking miners at South Africa’s Lonmin-Marikana mine leaving 37 dead and 78 injured. This took place in the new South Africa – not the old one where police repression was … Continue reading

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What the death of Meles Zenawi could mean

TweetLong serving Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been confirmed dead. Meles, aged 57, had not been seen in public for two months, and had been reported to have been sick in a hospital in Brussels. His death follows a … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be told to go ‘back home’ when you don’t have a home to go to?

TweetRight now, a group of 30,000 Burundian refugees living in Tanzania’s Mtabila camp have no idea what the future holds for them. Or at least they do have an idea, and it is deeply concerning. They have been told that … Continue reading

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Will the trial of former Chadian ruler, Habré, finally take place? The Senegalese authorities take a major step forward

TweetThe President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, speaking on July 15 at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, reiterated his commitment to getting the trial of former Chadian President underway before the end of 2012. As … Continue reading

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Returning to South Sudan: Is the international community failing returnees?

TweetMatt Corrigan is a human rights lawyer currently working on projects in South Sudan In May 2012, United Nations agencies flew thousands of South Sudanese from Kosti in (North) Sudan to Juba in South Sudan. Their transfer was forced by … Continue reading

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