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Hassen Lorgat

Open the doors of learning and culture now

Fifty years ago this month, the Freedom Charter boldly proclaimed for all to know: The doors of learning and culture shall be opened. It contains one of the best formulations of the right to education evident today:

Zim NGOs strangled

President Robert Mugabe will soon put before Parliament a Bill that will divert NGOs' attention and energies from educating voters for the March 2005 election towards navel-gazing and concerns about their own survival. The Mugabe government blames human rights NGOs for its poor report card from the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.

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